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BRÅVES Release Debut Album

LA trio BRÅVES have released a debut album that blends beautiful pop/rock melodies with unique instrumentation, all the while keeping their identities a mystery. In a powerful performance to celebrate their self-titled album, BRÅVES immersed their audience in a 360...

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Hollywood Dipping Toes Into Virtual Reality Worlds

(Phys.org, 1 June 2105) - Virtual reality is creeping into our world. By Ryan Nakashima Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios, television producers and artists are now adopting the technology, which immerses people in faraway realms using bulky...

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What’s Going on Inside Stella Artois’ Tent?

You can’t throw a stone on King St. without missing the gigantic white dome Stella Artois erected to host its first Sensorium dining experience in Toronto. It’s egg-shaped and completely mysterious to anyone who didn’t see the ads promoting tickets (which are now sold...

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MORPHOS Immersive Video Dome Art • Los Angeles

(Experimental Design Studio, 29 Mat 2014) - Vortex Immersion Media and the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity invite you to MORPHOS, a one night immersive video experience featuring the world premiere of new experimental immersive and interactive video art in the...

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Ai Weiwei’s Unexpected Navajo Art Collaboration

(Artnet Worldwide, 1 July 2104) - An obscure New Mexico art festival gets a superstar visitor. Over the weekend, one of the world’s most famous artists debuted a brand new, large-scale collaborative work in the US, and almost no one noticed. The artist is Ai Weiwei,...

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New Mexico is Becoming a Leader in Immersive Art

(Art & Emerging Technology, 5 May 2014) - New Mexico is about to take a bold step into the future of immersive arts. New Mexico Arts purchased a 50′ portable dome with a 3k seamless projection, an artist friendly server system and are creating art that takes dome...

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Mixed Media: Under the dome

(Santa Fe New Mexican, 18 July 2014) - When Pull of the Moon, the land-based art project by Navajo artist Bert Benally and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was completed in June in a remote spot in Coyote Canyon, it was only one aspect of a multimedia project that culminated...

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Cultural Landscapes: Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally

(Forecast Public Art, 21 January 2105) - In late June, beneath a blanket of stars in remote Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation, I stood at the edge of a cliff with a small group and watched as the center of Bert Benally’s sand art piece ignited and sent flames...

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Teletubbies Returns with Upgrades and New Fun

(LA Parent, by Carolyn Richardson) - Eh-Oh! Teletubbies TV series is back on the air! The preschool show that features characters with screens on their bellies and antennas sprouting from their heads has returned on Nick. Jr. The reboot features the same main...

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Aesthetics and Therapeutics Lab

(Cool Hunting, 3 October 2014) - The last time CH spoke with video artist Jakob LeBaron Dwight, he remarked on the effects of light entrainment on the brain and the possible restorative value of light in the context of art. Dwight’s body of work has always manipulated...

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The Vortex Dome: Downtown’s Metaphysical Space

(LA Downtowner) - A fifty-foot-wide industrial igloo sits within the Los Angeles Center Studio housing a secret enclave for visionary experiences unlike any other. Part futuristic art space, part commercial experimentation and regarded as “IMAX’s nightmare” by Beastie...

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Vortex Immersion Dome at Indy SB Village

(Projectionfreak) - Vortex Immersion Dome at Indy SB Village Surprisingly there’s not much projection-wise in town for the big game. I figured there was going to be no shortage of large scale mappings and/or other projection eye-candy, but from what I can tell it’s...

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Steve Roach Live This Week

(At Water's Edge, 21 October 2013) - Steve Roach Live This Week It was our genuine pleasure to be invited to broadcast Steve Roach’s “Immerse Deeper” concert from Los Angeles this week on At Water’s Edge. Heard on both Stillstream radio and on a special UStream...

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LIKUID ART: THE COOLEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ART, EVER!!

(Press Pass LA, 17 November 2015) - Press Pass LA had the chance to attend an exclusive media preview of Likuid Art in the Vortex Dome in downtown Los Angeles to experience the technology that had everyone buzzing at the Pepsi Dome at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans....

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Alive in the Vortex

(Exposé, 2015) These two releases came out late in 2015 pretty much concurrently on Roach’s own Timeroom Editions label, and although the titles seem similar, the origins of the two are very different. Let’s lead with the live release, since it was presumably the one...

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Wonder Dome

(Matthew Ragan, Media Maker and Interactive System Designer) Recently I was a part of the thesis project of Daniel Fine and Adam Vachon. Both of these gentlemen are about to be graduates of Arizona State University. Dan’s MFA is in Interdisciplinary Digital Media and...

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Inside CalArts: Arming Artists With High-Tech Skills

(PC Mag, bt Sophia Stewart) - Perhaps Walt Disney had an inkling of the virtual, augmented, and mixed realities that would emerge in the decades since he helped found the California Institute of the Arts. The school, known as CalArts, is certainly incorporating...

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