Saturday, 9 November 2013

Charles Santoso

The most recent ImagineFX to arrive has a sketchbook section from the wonderful pencil of Charles Santoso - and I loved the Big Mough Symphony pic so much I thought a quick blog post shoutout was worth it. Check out his Tumblr page as well, fun stuff everywhere.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Glasses, Goggles, Screens and Such

After yesterday's post looking at our new Media Wall I wanted to look briefly at a few other nice pieces of tech. While our 165" screen is cool, it is still a screen 'on a wall' rather than the screen being the wall which would be great to work with. Here are a few quick images from a Google search that show what might be fun to explore for both an educational and an exhibition contexts. The second image is from a very cool setup with the Civilization V game playing. We are still a fair way from huge screens being super simple and easily affordable, at least it is doable now. With 65" and 70" consumer screens now staring at me in the stores, we are getting close to being able to have huge screens everywhere

Whole we are talking big screens, the other trend is towards giving us our own private experience. THe Oculus Rift is still super exciting though we await the production model with bated breath. Here is a cool Iron Man simulation I am keen to try when I get the time:

Then there is the Sony HMZ-T3W (what kind of insane product name is that) that might be fun to try as well (Engadget's links one and two) even though it really has priced itself into oblivion. So lets leave off with another groovy kickstarter instead, the castAR that uses mini projectors to cast the 3D experience out into the world - "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi , you're my only hope"

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

BE Media Wall

Our new 165" Media Wall (Video Wall) went in over the last week and it looks super. The back-of-the-lifts-wall in the Red Centre (Built Environment) gallery space has been crying out for a large digital display since it was built and now it has one!

The screens are Mitsubishi versions and so far I just have a media player doing the work, though we have tested with laptops etc as well. We have the Luminocity exhibition starting soon which will use it extensively and in the meantime the Sydney Architecture Festival video showing a range of student work is playing in all its glory.