Note: We will be attending this event instead of our usual 3rd-Wednesday meeting at Scripps.
For several years the University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Arts Lab have presented the Domefest film festival. Domefest is both a competition and a celebration of a new media: 'Full Dome'. At the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, the Heikoff Dome Theater features four SONY SRXT-420 digital projectors, a giant nano-seam dome 76 feet in diameter and tilted at 25 degrees, with raked seats – all designed to immerse the audience in the image.
This screening is aimed at familiarizing local university professors and students with this relatively new media. Some of them are already working on utilizing the theaters capabilities for creating immersive environments for their own projects, which may be considered for presentation here in the future. See domefest.org or http://vimeo.com/45854057 for an idea of what you will see, (although, of course, the work has a much greater impact when seen within the dome).
They will introduce us to the medium and its uses in the creative arts and in science visualization.
Screening of Domefest 2012.
8 pm in the lobby:
We'll be giving away 4 passes to shows at the Reuben H. Fleet IMAX Theater Saturday October 26 (2 pairs; including 'Flight of the Butterflies' and 'Born to Be wild'):
Please get back to us by October 20th if you are interested in attending, so that we may RSVP as a San Diego ACM SIGGRAPH group in a timely manner. Thanks!