The Holoshop project creates foundations for a new method of 3D content creation that factors the key perceptual differences between the level and type of detail required of a 2D or 3D display into a process of 3D line drawing construction. Using a haptic (tactile) interface, it will register the users' gestures as a digital 3D scene.
Research into interactive visualisation has long needed a fully immersive projection environment to embody its kinaesthetic dimensions, but previous experiments in this direction (such as the CAVE) have not produced an effective solution for artistic creation and public viewing. AVIE is a world-first 360-degree interactive system that allows the projection of 'stereoscopic' 3D images along with 'ambisonic' 3D audio. AVIE provides a platform for aesthetic research into immersive visualisation and interaction design, whilst yielding industrial applications and commercialisation.
Video Art Online seeks to create, consolidate and link to substantial materials (videos, catalogue essays, artists’ notes, resumes, stills, etc) pertinent to video art in Australia. This addresses the lack of systematic presentation of Australian art online as well as the absence of a broad set of reference materials on this important area of artistic practice in Australia. By way of a dynamic online video database and online archive, d/Archive will make available works from the 1960s-90s alongside more the most recent video works.
A collaboration between iCinema, Museum Victoria and Act3Animations, Dynamic Earth is a highly visual and immersive exhibition held as part of the redevelopment of Melbourne Museum's Science and Life Gallery. Drawing from Museum Victoria’s extensive geology collection and deploying iCinema's research accomplishments in interctive software applications, it explores the story of Earth’s formation, structure and power. Utilising iCinema's AVIE, the exhibition experience created for Dynamic Earth cycles between two modes.
iCASTS is $6.7M health and safety training and related commercialisation, the most valuable ever undertaken in the media arts field in Australia. iCASTS involves the adaptation of iCinema research as robust industry prototypes and enhances their capacity in applied interactive and Virtual Reality (VR) research. The iCASTS health and safety training commercialisation involved adapting AVIE1 and iDOME into training platforms and the development of unique simulation scenarios, now mining industry standard in NSW.
Open City is an adaptation of the T_Visionarium research project and AVIE by the Dutch Broadcasting company VPRO. Produced for the International Film Festival of Amsterdam and the 4th International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam, it is an installation on a century of urbanization, in which users can access documentaries, reports, and interviews.
The six-channel stereo video dance installation is configured in the Re-Actor system*, an hexagonal projection environment In common with the material world, a transformation in location and orientation in the exhibition space leads to an equivalent perspective change in the virtual world or the viewpoint the dance performance is observed from.