Announcement: Final Immersify demonstration in Poznan and Linz

In order to adapt to the particular international situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immersify reshaped its final demo and will showcase one last time some of its developments, including an 8K stream from Poznan, Poland to Linz, Austria.

Impressions from the 8K HEVC live stream from Poznan to Linz in September 2019, ©PSNC

On June 17th 2020, starting from 11:00 am CET, in the laboratories of Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Ars Electronica’s Deep Space 8K, the final demo of the Immersify project—combining technologies that we have developed over the last 3 years—will take place.

Together, the partners have conducted research and work on video encoding, streaming and display technologies for immersive media applications in large visualization environments such as 8K walls, deep spaces, dome theaters and future cinemas. In addition, they have worked on spatial and 3D sound technologies based on high-order ambisonic sound format.

Some of these solutions will be presented during the final project demonstration: PSNC New Media Lab will turn into an immersive cinema space, where instead of VR glasses, viewers can watch a 16K 360° image on a six-meter-wide screen with an 8K resolution. User interaction will be performed and the image will be freely scrolled and scaled preserving sharpness and details. An important element is the immersive sound played on the installation of 24 speakers placed around the viewer. Special ambisonic sound technology will allow the sound to be rotated and followed by the viewers every time they interact with the video. That gives a sense of true immersion.

The making-of The Noise and The Structure, ©PSNC

An additional element of the demonstration will be live streamed in 8K from Poznan in Poland to Linz in Austria using open internet connection and displaying the image on Ars Electronica’s Deep Space 8K large-format visualization installation. The demonstration will also be broadcast live in 360° video technology on YouTube, which enables viewers to watch the experience at home during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After the live stream from Poznan to Linz, Ars Electronica Futurelab will continue streaming a live demonstration of The Great Pyramid in 3D and allow a sneak peek at The Translucent St. Stephen’s Cathedral demo via its Home Delivery program.

Showcasing of The Great Pyramid in 3D at the Deep Space 8K, ©Ars Electronica


Showcasing of The Translucent St. Stephen’s Cathedral at the Deep Space 8K, ©Ars Electronica


11:00 am
8K live streaming from PSNC to Ars Electronica
PSNC 360° video streaming to YouTube

12:00 pm
Ars Electronica streaming to YouTube: The Great Pyramid in 3D

1:00 pm
Ars Electronica streaming to YouTube: The Translucent St. Stephen’s Cathedral