Science met art in a spectacular installation at the 2015 Glasgow Film Festival. Envisaged and delivered by the very clever team from the HCI (human computer interaction) department at the University of Glasgow, the installation saw Dr Julie Willaimson and Daniel Sunden connect their interactive PufferSphere to the giant IMAX screen at Glasgow Science Centre and invite members of the audience to explore the interaction between spherical display and IMAX screen.
Named ‘Sunken Ripples’, audience members interaction with the sphere propelled giant jellyfish creatures onto the IMAX screen above them, showcasing how even the smallest interaction on the sphere rippled out into huge proportions in the immersive underwater environment displayed.
A beautiful project, the playful installation is just one of a series of amazing and interesting pieces of work that Dr Julie Williamson and her team are undertaking with their interactive PufferSphere to gain more insight into the use of spherical displays in public. Many thanks to both Julie and Daniel for the photos and great video, look out for more exciting updates from their research being published soon.
Kit List: Interactive PufferSphere M600