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T_Visionarium II

T_Visionarium II

The T_Visionarium II project addresses the subject of narrative in database aesthetics. It explores structures that are immanent in contemporary digital interaction, but that have been somewhat neglected in contemporary media arts. The research presents itself inside a physically immersive space that allows users to interact with an expansive database of visual information. Wearing stereoscopic glasses inside the 360-degree projection space, users interact with streams of video and reassemble images into 3D relational clusters.

This immersive program uses the Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment (AVIE) developed at the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. The AVIE stands as a seminal innovation in immersive interactive projection that has heavily influenced advancement across a variety of industrial, educational and artistic applications. The T_Visionarium explores the use of this platform as an archival space or entity that has the potential to revolutionise the way we store, organise, and perceive information. Demonstrating a conception of transcriptive narrative as “viewer generated manipulation of duration and movement,” the project places the user in a position of complete power over content.

T_Visionarium II has been exhibited at a number of major events internationally, including the Biennial of Seville, Granada, and YOU_ser: Century of the Consumer, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe—where it has been retained in the permanent collection.

This project was developed in partnership with the University of New South Wales and the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.

T_Visionarium was supported by Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (DP0345547).