Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center Shown in 8K and 3D

The Ars Electronica Center in Linz is demonstrating the latest AV technology, using 8K resolution as well as 3D images and stereo. One display, ‘In the Deep Space’, uses a 16m by 9m projection screen, as well as a large floor projection area. As well as conventional projections, laser tracking and 3D visualisation of the displayed exhibits is also used in a resolution of 8,192 by 4,320 pixels, at an image rate of 120 Hz.

Visitors can now immerse themselves in 3D simulations that allow them to travel to cultural sites around the world, from the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala, to Rome’s Invisible City. To enable this, the Ars Electronica collaborated with various organisations, including the BBC and CyArk, a company that documents cultural sites using 3D laser scan technology.

Three scans of the “Scottish Ten” project, sponsored by the Scottish government, can be seen as well, with the aim of the project being to scan the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Ton and Bild Medientechnik from Traunkirchen, co-operated on the media planning, delivery and installation of the devices.

For the projectors, eight Christie Mirage 304K 3DLP were used which are 3D-capable, light-efficient and provide a 4K resolution and display the contents at 120 Hz. The projectors were also equipped with short-throw lenses (0.9:1) with fixed focal length.

Deep Space in Ars Electronica Center in Linz in 8K