Deep Space Interactive Experiences opens up a whole series of portals to new content. Two 16×9-meter projection surfaces on the wall and floor of a space equipped with sophisticated tracking technology makes Deep Space 8K an extraordinary setting for realistic three-dimensional experiences. Pharus, the laser tracking system Ars Electronica Futurelab staffer Otto Naderer developed as his master’s degree project, has been continuously enhanced since its inception. Students at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus and Linz specifically created Art University were so fascinated by it that they created their own applications for Deep Space. Six laser sensors installed at ankle height around the periphery of the floor detect the positions of the individuals moving about the space. Simultaneous evaluation of the captured data in combination with intelligent tracking makes it possible for this setup to register up to 30 individuals in Deep Space 8K.
Welcome to Planet B
An interactive decision-making game for Deep Space 8K, in which groups of visitors try to reduce CO₂ emissions and achieve climate goals by making dilemma decisions.
Earth from Space
The focus here is on our planet Earth - with all its ecological and socio-economic aspects on the topic of climate change.
Cooperative Aesthetic - Curves
In Curves the changes of visitors’ positions in the space generate curves that connect up into blood-vessel-like structures.
Uniview: A grandiose journey through space and time
Enjoy interactive flights in 3-D through the entire known universe in breathtaking images and experience the dimensions of space like never before.
Cooperative Aesthetic - Geometric Soundscape
In "Geometric Soundscape" the relationships between sound, visualization, motion and position are to be tested in space.
Cooperative Aesthetic - Sinus
In Sinus, a work by Simon Krenn, a student in the Time-based and Interactive Media program, visitors walk across the projection surface and—individually or as a group—impart vibrations to sine waves several meters in length.
Cooperative Aesthetic - Colour Bars
Colour Bars is an interactive work by Gerhard Funk, director of Linz Art University’s Timebased and Interactive Media program, and Christoph Frey (Sound). Visitors to this installation jointly endeavor to define a particular shade of color.