IMMERSIFY at Ars Electronica Festival 2019

IMMERSIFY: Next Generation Immersive Media

IMMERSIFY, a European R&D consortium funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, is developing key tools for allowing the next generation of immersive media applications. During this year’s festival, the ongoing progress of R&D is presented at Deep Space 8K of the Ars Electronica Center in a series of demos developed by artists like Tadej Droljc who premieres “Singing Sand 2.0” and BBC’s “The Great Pyramid in 3D” from the series Ancient Invisible Cities. Also taking place at Deep Space 8K, is an 8K live streaming demo that stretches the limits of what is technologically possible today. In the panel discussion Immersify – Frontiers of European Media Creation at the Open Futurelab in the POSTCITY collaborators and researchers give insights into their latest work and discuss future potentials and directions. Lastly, PSNC is presenting the audio installation Immersive Ambisonic Audio in the Trainhall Foyer of POSTCITY that offers a glimpse into their experiments with 3D-audio in a binaural domain.

Also come and meet the Immersify partners at the Immersify booth where a selection of content demos are presented on 8K screen.

Immersify Content Demos on 8K screen

Thu Sep 5 –  Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:00 -19:30
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:00 – 18:00
POSTCITY, First Floor, STARTS Area


Immersify Content Demos at Deep Space 8K

  • Island in the Sky II –  Timestorm Films (DE)
  • Pandarama – ARRI (DE)
  • Poznan Cathedral 3D – PSNC (PL)
  • Immersive Minimalism – Theresa Schubert (DE)
  • Singing Sand 2.0 – Tadej Droljc (SI)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 11:30 -12:00
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 17:00 – 17:30
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 16:30 – 17:00
Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:30 – 11:00
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 16:00 – 16:30
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8k


The Great Pyramid in 3D, From the BBC Series Ancient Invisible Cities

Great Pyramid©Vanessa Graf
BBC Studios (UK), ScanLab Projects (UK)

The Great Pyramid in 3D, From the BBC Series Ancient Invisible Cities explores possibilities of virtual archaeology by scanning and digitally rebuilding historical architecture – in this case, the Great Pyramid of Giza. In this unique form of presentation, visitors can choose between different paths to explore the ancient structure, moving interactively in a 3D environment with stereoscopic 360° video at 12K resolution.

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 16:00 – 17:00
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 17:00 – 18:00
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:00 – 11:30 (in the scope of „Cultural Heritage – The Great Pyramid and Rome in 3D“)
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8k

 


Singing Sand 2.0

Tadej Droljc (SI)
Singing Sand©Vanessa Graf

Singing Sand 2.0 is the newest iteration of Tadej Droljc’s experimentations with abstract stereographic 3D computer graphics, rendered in 8K for the first time. The piece is an immersive, audiovisual experiment in which the movement of particles is sonified in real-time, affecting the color- and soundscape that envelopes the audience.

 

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:30 – 11:00
Sun Sep 8, 2019, 20:30 – 21:00
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:30 – 12:00
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8k

 

 


Immersify 8K Live Streaming Demo

Immersify 8K Live Streaming Demo©Magdalena Sick-Leitner

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8k

– Introduction to Sanbaso 8K Live Stream by Ars Electronica Futurelab
NHK Technologies 8K Live Stream from Tokyo
PSNC 8K Live Stream from Poznan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Panel Discussion: “Immersify – Frontiers of European Media Creation”

Immersify Panel Discussion©Vanessa Graf

At the Panel Discussion Immersify project partners and involved artists gather to speak about the new generation of immersive media applications.

  • Mauricio Alvarez Mesa / Spin Digital (DE/CO)
  • Tadej Droljc (SI)
  • William Trossell /ScanLab Projects (UK)
  • Theresa Schubert (DE/AT)
  • Martin Heck /Timestorm Films (DE)

Chair: Roland Haring / Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30, POSTCITY, First Floor, OPEN FUTURELAB

 

 


Audio installation “Immersive Ambisonic Audio”

Immersive Ambisonic Audio© Tom Mesic

Thu Sep 5 + Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:00 -18:30
Sat Sep 7 + Sun Sep 8, 2019, 10:00 -19:30
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:00 – 18:00
POSTCITY, TRAINHALL FOYER

 

 

 

 

 

 


Practices & Impacts of STARTS Collaborations

Roland Haring@Jürgen Grünwald

with Roland Haring /Ars Electronica Futurelab

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:00 – 12:00
POSTCITY, First Floor, AIxMusic Stage