The evolution of the FullDomeUk festival, which started at i-DAT in 2010, is primarily around establishing a UK FullDome Festival which operates at the international level of the German and Portuguese festivals. This has been clearly established with the help of the NSC and the internationalisation of the programme to include Canadian (SAT), Brazilian (United VJ’s) alongside the European partners.
The hosts for FULLDOME UK 2012 are the National Space Centre in Leicester. It is the UK’s largest visitor attraction dedicated to space and space exploration. The venue was the Sir Patrick Moore Dome which is the largest full dome environment in the UK. The event was this year supported by NSC Creative, the production company connected to the National Space Centre FullDome productions (such as “We Are Astronauts”).
In addition the FullDome UK 2012 saw the emergence of a new format and technologies to enable four realtime fulldome presentations by United VJS, RFID, SAT and Immersive. This was an historic moment in the evolution for fulldome environments which will revolutionise the development, production and distribution of fulldome content.
- GaiaNova, have been the driving force behind al three FulDome
- NSC Creative
- Evans & Sutherland
- National Space Centre
FullDome UK is a not-for-profit association supporting artists and researchers working within Fulldome immersive environments. FullDome UK organise events with the goal to promote Fulldome as an artistic medium in its own right, and as a platform for research into data visualisation, group collaboration and the effects of immersive environments on our perceptual and cognitive processes.
- FULLDOME UK 2010 took Place at i-DAT, Plymouth, 10-11 July 2010.
- FULLDOME UK 2011 took place at the Thinktank Planetarium in Bimingham on 12-13 March 2011.
- FULLDOME UK 2012 took place at the National Space Centre in Leicester on the 16th & 17 November 2012.
FullDome UK see the Fulldome context as rich site for development of new material that will satisfy the demand of audiences across Europe today for multisensory, participatory, immersive content that moves beyond the notion of the ‘screen’ into the idea of ‘environment’ which can be appropriate in both educational and entertainment contexts. There is now an increasing acknowledgement worldwide of how 3D experiences may change and enhance visual and aural perception though understanding of the reasons for this are unclear and our proposed programme of work can offer ways of growing understanding through experiment and cultural/intergenerational exchange.
As well as submissions from individuals we will be showing work from the following organisations and establishments: Bauhaus Universitata Weimar, Fachhochschule Kiel University of Applied Scinces, HFG of_Main, Ringling College of Art & Design, Fulldome Festival and Domefest.
- IMERSA: http://www.imersa.org/
- GaiaNova: Ben Stern and Phil Mayer.
- i-DAT: Mike Phillips, The Future In Space.
- United VJ’s
- Towards a New Sonic Language – Pip Greasley – UK
- Soundtrack Production From Script to Screen – Michael Daut (E&S) – USA
- Immersive tools for an open community – SAT – Canada
- Fulldome research at Kiel university of applied sciences – Juergen Rienow – Germany.
- Supervolcanoes: is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth.
- Escher’s Universe: Based on the life and work of the famous graphic artist M.C. Escher and his passion for astronomy, mathematics and science.
- Search Engine: DJ Food’s album released early 2012 on Ninja Tune was launched at the London Planetarium in Greenwich with an accompanying 45 minute show in their dome theatre.
- We Are Aliens!: explores the latest research in the search for extraterrestrial life. The film features input from UK scientists and attempts to answer the question, are we alone?
- Robot Explorers: Available in 3D and 2D.