Deep Space LIVE: Cinematic Rendering

Ars Electronica Center
Deep Space LIVE: Cinematic Rendering
Thursday, March 8, 2018 / 7-8 PM

(Linz, March 6, 2018) Amazing photorealistic 3-D depictions of the human body are the featured attractions at the next Deep Space LIVE this coming Thursday, March 8th at 7 PM. Dr. Franz Fellner, director of the Department of Radiology at Linz’s Kepler University Clinic, will offer fascinating insights in state-of-the-art medical imaging techniques and explain how technologies developed in the animated film industry facilitate understanding human anatomy.

Cinematic Rendering

Images taken inside the human body enable us to better understand human anatomy, facilitate medical teaching as well as the planning of surgical procedures, and also make for better doctor-patient communication. These images are produced by techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Cinematic Rendering software developed by Siemens Healthineers is based on techniques used in the animated film industry; thus, its aim is to generate, on the basis of data delivered by CT and MRI scans, depictions that are as photorealistic as a Hollywood blockbuster! And that explains the reference to the movies in its name. In 2017, Cinematic Rendering was nominated for the German Future Prize.

Franz Fellner and Imaging Technology

Dr. Franz Fellner is director of the Institute of Radiology at Kepler University Clinic. For over 20 years, his work has focused on human anatomy, how the body functions, and the wide-ranging application possibilities of imaging procedures. He has given speeches worldwide and organized continuing professional education events on these topics since the 1990s.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Cinematic Rendering / Fotocredit: Martin Hielmair / Printversion

Cinematic Rendering / Fotocredit: Magdalena Leitner / Printversion

Cinematic Rendering / Fotocredit: Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion this coming Thursday.