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CANADA DAY screening

IF YOU ARE in Calgary,  make a date to see SPECIAL PLACES: Writing-On-Stone on Canada Day in the SPARK Science Centre’s full-dome theatre.

SPECIAL PLACES is bundled with Horizon (a ‘signature’ Canada 150 presentation) and runs 01 July Canada Day. The double-feature begins at 11 AM and continues throughout the day. While it costs a few bucks to get into SPARK, the full-dome shows are free of charge.

WHY YOU SHOULD GO

If you’re interested in virtual reality (VR), have some fun with SPARK’s full complement of state-of-the-art VR  headsets:

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HTC Vive, SONY Playstation VR, Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. You’ll get an even more immersive sense for SPECIAL PLACES and VR at SPARK on Canada Day.

SPECIAL PLACES looks fabulous in a VR headset, and according to a Czech Republic fan who recently screened it, “your show is immersive media par excellence.”

 

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Special Places on the road

Panorama of cliff face at Writing-On-Stone where a 5,000 year old petroglyph has been located.

SPECIAL PLACES: Writing-On-Stone premiered in February at Denver’s IMERSA conference, a showcase of full-dome immersive experiences in a state-of-the-art presentation space.

Spring tour of Europe

Next stop:  JENA full-dome Festival in May at the Zeiss Planetarium in Jena, Germany, a university town which has shaped a lot of Western philosophy since its founding in 1558 ; the dome’s namesake Carl Zeiss, the father of modern optical lenses opened his first manufacturing plant there in the 19th century. And famous alumni — HegelMarx, Luther,  Schopenhauer, Nietzsche among other notables — either lived and worked in the east German city, went to school there, or taught at the university.

In June, SPECIAL PLACES next travels to the full-dome festival at BRNO Observatory and Planetarium in Czech Republic. And after that back home to Canada and Montreal’s SAT IX Symposium where you can immerse yourself in Writing-On-Stone in the VR Lounge.

In July,  Calgary’s SPARK presents SPECIAL PLACES on Canada Day, and throughout the summer in a programme of short 360 films in the planetarium’s dome (dates to be announced).

Next phase of development

A  simulacra of SPECIAL PLACES and kindred locations I’ve recorded in Canada (and elsewhere) is in the works — an immersive cyclorama that builds from the 2007 [em/I] public exhibition;  the replica will speak to and stimulate all modalities of human perception (not to be mysterious: I’ll reveal what that means in the months to come).

The technology of trance is about to take its next step…