Experimental dome projection settles down at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Screenberry joined the fleet of multimedia technologies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The media server debuted at the Angewandte Festival, a three-day event featuring over 70 works of different genres created by university graduates.

One of the festival installations was a mobile outdoor projection dome where students presented their 360 film projects and performances with the help of Screenberry. The UK company GaiaNova, responsible for projection design and system integration, used the media server to drive and auto-calibrate 5 x Panasonic PT-RZ970 projectors for playback on the 12m dome screen. The server also captured signals from the event computer which ran Unity projects developed by students to create unique, immersive art experiences.

The University of Applied Arts Vienna sees itself as a place for free artistic and academic expression and as a laboratory for artistic visions that manifest their potential in the society of the future. It was founded in 1867. Such famous artists as Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld once were part of the university's staff or student body.

Photos by Patryk Senwicki, Tina Krämer