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Events 05 | 2009

from 2009/05/01

The window on the R&D activities
of the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media in the ZKM_Foyer

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A focus of the research and production activities of the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media is the development of innovative hardware and software solutions for artistic projects. One of the most recent developments in this field is the PanoramaTechnology – a display system consisting of a special cylindrical projection environment, the PanoramaScreen, and a specially developed software system for displaying imagery on the screen, the Panorama Display Software.
Through national and international exhibitions and presentations at ZKM, through scientific lectures and seminars, the Institute has periodically given the general public and expert audiences an insight into this area of its expertise. Due to the great interest and approval these presentations have met with, now a permanent forum for the PanoramaTechnology will be established at ZKM: the ZKM_PanoramaLab.

As of May 1st, 2009, this window on the work of the institute will not only enable the presentation of artistic and research projects on a regular basis, but will also serve as development environment for new projects. Its opening will be marked by the premiere of the interactive installation “CloudBrowsing”, which was developed by the Institute for Visual Media in collaboration with the University of Konstanz.

The development of the PanoramaTechnology was funded through the Information Technology Funding Program of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (BW-FIT) in the context of the research association “Information at your fingertips - Interactive Visualization for Gigapixel Displays.”

projectiondesign supports the PanoramaLab with his F32-WUGXA-Projectors.

May 1st, 2009–April 25th, 2011
CloudBrowsing (2008–2009)

by Bernd Lintermann, Torsten Belschner, Mahsa Jenabi, Werner A. König
in the ZKM_PanoramaLab in the ZKM_Foyer,
during opening hours of the museum
admission free


Every day we delve into the multilayered information landscape of the WorldWideWeb, we surf, browse, use special tools to navigate, and structure its audio-visual contents. Our computer monitor only provides a restricted frame, a small window through which we experience this landscape only partially and in a rather linear mode. The installation »CloudBrowsing«, however, turns our daily interaction with information on the Web into a spatial and physical experience: By means of a specially developed method for displaying web-based information, the cylindrical surface of the PanoramaScreen becomes a large-scale browser, surrounding the user, who can thus experience a panorama of his movements in this virtual information space.

The installation “CloudBrowsing” was created in collaboration with the University of Konstanz.

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