Telematic Collective to Feature Stuart Sanders Smith World Premiere, Virtual Reality Environments, and more…

April 19th, 2011

The Telematic Collective with present its 2011 spring concert on April 21 at the IT Building, room 152 at IUPUI.  Joining the Collective online will be the Syneme Lab Telearts Ensemble at the University of Calgary (directed by Professor Ken Fields), and the RAT (Radical Arts Technology) Ensemble at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music (directed by Matthew Burtner) and the Hybrid Arts Lab at Indiana University Bloomington (directed by Margaret Dolinsky). The concert will feature Virtual Reality works that will also be able to be viewed simultaneously in the Virtual Reality Theater at IUPUI, also in the IT Building.  Additionally, a world premiere of a work conceived 39 years ago for the dynamics of the Internet by renowned American Composer Stuart Sanders Smith.

After the concert, the VR art environments will be on display and can be experienced in the virtual reality theater on the fourth floor.  The VR theater is similar to the concept of Star Trek’s holodeck providing visual illusions in 3D that can be navigated. The theater consists of head and hand tracking, stereoscopic displays and real time 3D rendering. As one navigates the environment using a joystick wand, the computer updates the display according to the navigator’s head and hand positions. This allows visitors to dynamically explore the environment from a first person perspective.

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