A Honey Diamond in the Dew

 

A Honey Diamond in the Dew

Children's Museum of Science and Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY

February 18, 2006 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM

What is simultaneously soft, hard, and sparkling as it wraps around you? featuring: Diana Slattery and Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood) DomeWorks and the Children's Museum of Science and Technology have partnered to bring Club Dome, a series of experimental immersive visual and sound art works to the Museum's Planetarium, the first programming of this sort to be presented in the Capital region. The intimacy of the Planetarium dome invites the Club Dome experience from either chairs or on cushions, fully reclined under the dome. Special blankies and personal pillows allowed. Art in the Planetarium The current trend of digitally refitting planetarium domes world-wide to fulldome, single channel projection systems has opened a new world of possibilities for educational and artistic programming, dramatically lowering the cost both of production and delivery. Immersive sound systems are part of the commercial, video gaming, and home theater environments, and a staple of sound art in new media experimentation on the art and technology scene. The visual equivalent—the fulldome cinema paradigm—abandons flat rectangular projection screens to immerse the viewer using the hemispherical surface of a dome. Creating and presenting new types of content for planetarium domes, beyond the traditional astronomy-related programs and laser light shows is a new challenge and opportunity. DomeWorks is an arts collaborative based in the Capital region creating works for domed spaces and the hardware and software tools and equipment for future technological and aesthetic experimentation in wraparound realities. Marshall McLuhan claimed that each of our new technologies rearranges the ratio of our senses to produce new perceptual experience. DomeWorks is a living laboratory for such experimentation in extended perception of sound and sight, exploring the borders of audibility and visibility through spatialization of sound, and through imaging that reaches beyond the borders of peripheral vision.
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