PufferSphere M inspiring curiosity at The Royal Observatory

The Puffer's Guide to the Galaxy

Don’t panic, the PufferSphere adds a new and exciting dimension to intergalactic planetary exploration without the need for spacesuits. With a range of collaborators from the diverse worlds of research, entertainment and tourism, we recently focused our attentions on the cosmos.

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Data Visualisation on the PufferSphere M

The Big Picture

ECMWF Delegates from 27 countries recently attended Visualisation Week with The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) at which Pufferfish showcased the world’s first commercially available spherical touch screen.

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Interactive Spherical Display with Gesture Control

Living Planet Symposium

Bringing together a group of enthusiastic scientists and experts in the field of space, the fourth Living Planet Symposium was held in Edinburgh in September and Pufferfish were thrilled to be able to contribute two of our ‘out of this world’ spherical displays to the event.

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Projected wave and PufferSphere M 900

Voyagers at National Maritime Museum, London

Pufferfish are proud to be part of the new "Voyagers" exhibition, a permanent audio video installation by The Light Surgeons for the National Maritime Museum’s new Sammy Ofer Wing. The Voyagers Gallery acts as an introduction to the extraordinary depth and range of the Museum's collections and is dominated by a 20 metre wave-like structure that stretches the full length of the room. Designed by exhibition designers Real Studio, this 3D wave is made up of 26 triangular facets and features a Puffersphere M 900at one end. The Light Surgeons researched and meta tagged over 300 images and films from the Museum’s vast archives and translated them into a series...

MET Office Digital Globe Display

Creating some AtmoSphere

The UK MET Office are the proud new owners of a PufferSphere M 900, now on display at their head office in Exeter, UK. The PufferSphere M matched their requirements for a high brightness single source projection sphere, equally suited to permanent installation and touring for the outreach work the MET Office undertake. Empowering the MET Office’s meteorological visualizations team to take the raw inputs from their extensive global field data and translate them for display on the sphere, Pufferfish ensured that the display can be kept fresh and contemporary at all times. With visitors from around the world visiting the MET Office HQ in Exeter, the display has proved...

Video sphere showing continental drift animation, RSGS

Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society were looking for an engaging central feature for their new Education and Information Centre in Perth and the PufferSphere was the intuitive choice as a flexible digital medium with a magnetism and shape ideally suited to the visualization of geographical data.  The Centre, unique in Britain, is the biggest project that RSGS have ever been involved in and is housed in the Fair Maid's House - an architectural gem in the centre of Perth, the geographical heart of Scotland.  The PufferSphere M 900 display takes pride of place in the centre of the space designed by StudioArc, with opening content stories displaying the formation of...

PufferSphere XL H 900 at Inspace

PufferPartnership Commended

Pufferfish were nominated for an Arts & Business Scotland New or Returning Sponsor Award in association with the Scottish Government for our sponsored partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.  The company were awarded a special commendation at the award ceremony in Glasgow, and would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Arts and Business Scotland, the Scottish Government and, of course, our wonderful partners, the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics.  We have been privileged to work with Prof Jon Oberlander, Dr Mark Wright and Mark Daniels of New Media Scotland over the past year and look forward to continuing to build our partnership over the...