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Expo Dubai 2021 – World Exhibition

Expo 2020 Dubai. Austria makes sense!

The theme of the Expo 2020 is sustainability, mobility and opportunities with a focus on the world of tomorrow. With that in mind, under the Motto „Austria makes sense“ and „Reflection as a strategy“, Ars Electronica Solutions, Querkraft, bleed and Büro Wien worked together to no just talk about sustainable solutions, but live it. Inspired by the arabic wind towers, Querkraft designed a Pavillon unlike any other: composed of 38 domes made out of sand, no air conditioning needed there, the Austrians managed to use 70% less energy than the other Pavillons of the expo. The teams aimed for a peaceful and soothing place to leave a perfect impression of Austria.

For more information about the EXPO Dubai 2020 visit the official Website.

Inside the domes, the history of humanity is depicted by modern hieroglyphs. Not representing Austria through numbers and facts, but through feelings and sensations: The choice of simple symbols tells a story in a universal language – there is no need to invent anything new to solve the problems humanity is facing, the answer lies in our history. The visitors are guided by dynamic projections provided by several Mirror Head units inside the dome on the different glyphs.

„During the implementation, it was important for us to move away from static projections and to circumvent the limitation of the classic playable fixed projection surface. With the help of the Mirror Head units, we succeeded in animating the signs of the “world picture language” carved into the clay at various positions in the special cone shape and to let the animations move through the pavilion. The projection thus does justice to the dimensions of the pavillon and becomes a unique experience. Great visions need innovative products, and we are naturally pleased that we can fall back on products from Austria.“

Michaela Fragner, Senior Project Manager – Ars Electronica Solutions

We were very proud that several Mirror Head units were used to guide the visitors through the Austrian pavillon. For this very special occasion, we created an organic showcase model of the Mirror Head for display purposes.

Dynamic Projection System in industrial 4.0 site assembly

Dynamic Projection System in Industrial 4.0 site assembly.

“The ability to project work instructions anywhere within a large work area is a key component of industrial spatial augmented reality systems. We thus consider the mirror head system, developed by Dynamic Projection Institute, an enabler for interactive work instructions, driving future improvements and providing benefits for both workers and industry.”

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schlund, BMK Stiftungsprofessur für Industrie 4.0, TU Wien

 

Today, industrial assembly of large equipment is often organized as site assembly. Information is provided on paper or stationary PC-terminals and employees have to walk long distances to receive information.

An augmented dynamic projection system allows direct display of work-instructions and interaction on the component. The paper presents the results of an evaluation of a dynamic projection system compared to state-of-the-art information provision. The experiment is carried out using a demonstrator with a CFRP-layup site assembly for aircraft components. The results show that the augmented dynamic projection system brings significant advantages for process improvements and usability compared to PC-terminals.

Publication: “Information provision utilizing a dynamic projection system in industrial site assembly“ on the occasion of 53th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems in ScienceDirect.

Dynamic Projection Institute was present for an experiment using the spacial augmented reality system to build up a Lego castle. It is always with a certain pride that we discover all the possible applications of the Mirror Head.

Left to right:  Hans Kueffner-McCauley BSc, Martin Willner, Head of Software Engineering and Thomas Kühne, Managing Director at Dynamic Projection Institute, Patrick Rupprecht, MSc MSc MA,.

ASO Caldera Hike. Kumamoto’s Wildlife in the city!

ASO Caldera Hike – Kumamoto’s wildlife in the city!

Take a hike in the middle of the train station’s waiting area and discover the wilderness of Kumamoto / Japan. The installation was meant to draw the attention of the travelers on the incredible nature surrounding the city.

 

This immersive installation represents the mountain rings so familiar to the locals and invites visitors and travelers to learn a bit about the ecosystem of the region. A beautiful project commissioned by the city of Kumamoto: using the traditional starting point for all tourists to get information and transforming it into this beautiful attraction. With a BARCO UDX-4K32 projector and the Mirror Head MH29, the result is mesmerizing.

 

The outdoor enclosure manufactured by the well known firm Tempest allowed the Mirror Head to be safe from any weather changes without decreasing its capability.

Client: JR Kumamoto City – Amu Plaza Kumamoto

Planning / Directing: NAD (Nikken Activity Design lab) & PARTY

System design / Construction:  S.C.ALLIANCE & BASSDRUM

Dynamic Projection Institute Japan: Universal Business Technologies Corp.

Skullmapping – Restrospective

Skullmapping – Retrospective

Imagine having your dinner prepared by a tiny chef in your plate, or waiting at the airport to be surprised by Cupid escaping one of Ruben’s famous painting, or even following a suspenseful fight between a monkey and an airplane inside an art gallery: Skullmapping’s creativity goes far to make the experience unforgettable.

 

After having created projects all over the world, they were presenting their first retrospective exhibition. The expo, “Skullmapping – Projected Art”, ran from the 18th of December 2021 to the 9th of January 2022 at the Grand Hyatt Berlin and from the 18th of March to the 5th of May 2022 in Mainz et the Frankfurter Hof.

Filip, the creative director of Skullmapping, has a background in animation film and visual arts. He originally gained international recognition by creating music videos, art installations and short films. Nearly 20 years ago he started his first experiments in projection mapping. This resulted in poetic art installations in which he projects video and animation on sculptures, such as ‘Peepshow’ and ‘My Orca’.

Antoon has been working as a figurative art painter for the last 30 years, and used to have his own gallery in the artists hometown Leuven. His paintings, which are featured in ‘Gallery Invasion’, the so-called ‘Lonely Subjects’, can be recognized by their 3D illusion and funny witticism.

The two artists met each other at the Anatomical Theatre in Leuven (hence the name ‘Skullmapping’) where they created their first project. What originally started as a spontaneous collaboration, grew into a much sought after projection art studio. Light art collective Skullmapping was founded in Belgium in 2009. After working together for over a decade, Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck are presenting a selection of their artworks, large and small, in one exhibition.

The perfect virtual companion.
Interactive, social and entertaining.

Did you ever imagine a penguin welcoming you while you enter a shop? Could you imagine being guided by a new kind of virtual personal assistant through a museum? Well, there are some new dynamic projection ideas out there worth sharing with you!

Matsuko, a Slovakian based creative studio, got in touch with us after seeing the “Gallery Invasion” video. They immediately got convinced of the fact that they would be able to use the Mirror Head to create games and mixed reality experiences. The company brings together a group of creative gamers, programmers, designers and technology enthusiasts under the lead of Matus Kirchmayer who has more than fifteen years of experience with 3D, A.I. and online programming.


Being on a continuous look out for new hardware, Matsuko tries to integrate state-of-the-art technology to bring video games and animations into the real world, furthermore into retail and other commercial applications. The tools manufactured by Dynamic Projection Institute caught their attention and since they usually use pre-prepared animations, moving the projections around on several surfaces by integrating the Mirror Head adds value to creating new display methods.

At the time when they first heard of the Mirror Head, Matsuko was already working on a concept where animated penguins could work for museums and the retail industry. More precisely, the concept was that a penguin could become a virtual tour guide or personal shop assistant. The ideal locations, applications, would be in museums and shops where for example a group of visitors would be guided through an entire exhibition or in a shop where clients would enter to be welcomed by a virtual assistant.

“In the case of a virtual receptionist, it will not always be a penguin,” says Peter Urban, Product Manager at Matsuko. He also mentions that other animated characters will be developed in the long-run to reach other target audiences. “We are applying artificial intelligence to create personalized interactive companions that can communicate naturally with humans and assist them.”

Currently in the retail industry, every shop would be interested in such a concept because these smart companions are virtual robots with holographic bodies. Instead of a penguin, you could imagine being welcomed by an animated character that could also look cartoon-like. As Matsuko works directly with the end-users as well as offers their services through their partner companies, they are also able to provide custom-built concepts and characters to match all client needs.

If you are looking for a partner to bring augmented reality to your museum or shop, we strongly recommend getting in touch with the team as they will be able to recommend an ideal solution for you to integrate our tools in your environment.

©2017 Matsuko, Games, A.I. & Mixed Reality | Creative Technology Studio

 http://matsuko.com

 

 

Pipilotti Rist brings Mirror Head to New York.
Pixel Forest – 4th Floor To Mildness.

Internationally renowned visual artist and pioneer of video art and multimedia installations, Pipilotti Rist, currently is exhibiting her work at the New Museum in New York City and she is using the Mirror Head system to fascinate all visitors reaching the 4th Floor To Mildness.

The exhibition titled Pixel Forest takes viewers into unexpected, all-consuming encounters with textures, forms, and functions of the living universe around them. Her show occupies the three main floors of the museum and includes pieces of her work from as early as the 1980’s.

In this new installation, Pipilotti Rist reveals the connections between the development of her art and the evolution of contemporary technologies. Ranging from the television monitor to the cinema screen, and from the intimacy of the smartphone to the communal experience of immersive images and soundscapes, the exhibition charts the ways in which Rist’s work fuses the biological with the electronic in the ecstasy of communication.

Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine, Photo: EPW Studio

Thomas Kühne, CEO of Dynamic Projection Institute, has closely collaborated with her over the years and continuously keeps on working together to realize new projects. For this representation, Pipilotti chose to integrate the newest generations of Mirror Head units into her show and has plans to further re-locate her installation next in Sydney, Australia.

The popularity of the exhibition has lead the New Museum in New York to extend its opening hours and you still have the chance to visit the Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest until the 17th of January 2017.

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
Installation views of ‘4th Floor to Mildness’
New Museum, New York NY
25 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine
Photo: EPW Studio

 http://pipilottirist.net
http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/pipilotti-rist-pixel-forest
http://vernissage.tv/2016/11/03/pipilotti-rist-pixel-forest-new-museum-new-york-city

 

#TheMH14 product demonstration,
Everyone is impressed.

Last month during the Panasonic roadshows in Paris, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, the Mirror Head 14 was demonstrated for the first time to potential customers. This was an eye catcher for each attendee walking by the hallways and a great way to attract people to the booth. The latest model of the Mirror Head allows users to move projection positions and create shows using 3-chip DLP projectors by Panasonic like the PT-DZ21K, PT-DZ21K2, PT-RQ13K, PT-RZ12K Series.

Dynamic Projection Institute has received positive feedback and many new requests, so we plan to release a new Mirror Head model that will be available for even bigger projectors, more precisely the PT-DZ31K.


 

#TheMH14 – A tool the industry has been waiting for.

You can now align and move projection positions and create fascinating shows with 3-chip DLP projectors by Panasonic, like the PT-DZ21K, PT-DZ21K2, PT-RQ13k and PT-RZ12K Series.

“This is not just a gadget”, but a powerful tool for large installations and audiences.

Following concentrated testing cycles during the last couple of months, product development efforts by Dynamic Projection Institute have been focused on delivering to professionals in the field with the one and only, easy to mount, remount and multiple use Mirror Head system, #TheMH14 .

What´s special about the #TheMH14?

* Optimized for professional show integrators. You can easily mount a base plate to any Mirror Head 14 compatible projector. Once mounted, your projector is ready for #TheMH14.

* Ideal for rental and touring.  #TheMH14 is 100% stack frame compatible with a quick, easy and secure mounting done in less than a minute while you are on the road.

* Use your projectors to their full potential.  #TheMH14 is the pair of wings for your projector. Now you can easily move projection positions to reach more surfaces and project bright and colorful content across an entire room.

* It is important to note.  #TheMH14 has been designed and is produced in Austria to ensure a high-level of performance. Dynamic Projection Institute has designed this powerful tool to operate at industry-levels of efficiency and we guarantee accurate projection positioning.

 

 

 

#TheMH14 data sheet: click here to download the PDF.
#TheMH14 tech product sheet: click here to download the PDF.

 

 

 

Make your projections magically interactive.
MDC-Touch, your new best friend!

By using the MDC-Touch you can remotely control the Mirror Head and MDC-X Media Server. Imagine you are a business owner:

  1. Your client walks into your shop,
  2. You click your smartphone or tablet,
  3. Suddenly a projection appears in front of your client,
  4. Surprise, with a very personal touch!

In real time, you can start and stop your projection shows with just one click as well as you can change the projection position and media content that are being projected. With the MDC-Touch, you are also able to modify and launch show automatizations.

MDC-Touch allows customers to remotely control the MDC-X Media Server using any device that has a browser (e.g. smartphones, tablets or desktop computers). As the MDC-Touch developed by Dynamic Projection Institute is a web-interface app, you do not need to install any software or application, simply use any device that has a web-browser.

MDC-Touch – Key Features
• Web-based user interface for any device with browsers (eg. mobile phones, tablet, laptops, etc…)
• Your mobile App to Control the Mirror Head, the Projector and Presets
• Preview all Media with thumbnails
• Your web-based remote control for MDC projects
• Start and stop your projects and playlists with one click.
• Easily switch between automatic and manual shows.
• Multi-user and multitasking system
• “Customer Panel”  for easy grouping of common tasks.
• Responsive Design – Use any screen or any device.

MDC Touch User Manual: click here to download the PDF.

Dynamic Panorama perspectives to any projection.

Dynamic Projection Institute is proud to present its latest video, a permanent installation that was uniquely setup with three Mirror Head units to simultaneously project various images to create different Dynamic Panorama constellations. The precision of the Mirror Head guarantees the alignment of the images in an accurate manner to fit them together. The innovation stands in the fact that these panorama setups can be moved from one surface to another in a matter of a second. Through the release of this tool, all users can now easily project a variety of Dynamic Panorama constellations in a specific room or any other environment and easily move them around.
Location: Linexa Anstalt B2B Showroom, Die Schützenwiese, 9451 Kriessern, Switzerland.

http://www.linexa.com

Mirror Head at historical locations.

The architect Hans Hoffer implements Mirror Head Systems in various old Viennese buildings and impressively stages the Dynamic Projection. The exhibition "Idee Europa - 200 Jahre Wiener Kongress" takes place from the 9th June to the 31st October 2015 at the Hofburg, Wiener Hofburgkapelle and the Federal Chancellery in Vienna.

In action four Mirror Head Systems with Vivitek Projectors D968U and the Media console MDC-X1

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