October 9, 2012

ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration

The I2E2, an immersive environment designed by the Elumenati, is a featured exhibit in Arizona State University’s newest science building, the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV. At the I2E2, visitors use a touchscreen to interactively explore Earth and space science on our 4m panorama, powered by a 200 series OmniFocus projection system. In 2015, SESE took advantage of the 200 series easy upgrade path to swap in a new, brighter projector with their existing lens. Staff at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) use WorldViewer and WorldComposer to tell immersive, interactive stories of the cross-disciplinary work taking place there. Current WorldViewer content includes ASU’s fully interactive Virtual Field Trips of geological features around the Earth, as well as panoramic images of the surface of Mars from the recent Curiosity Rover landing. The I2E2 exhibit also features NASA JPL’s Eyes on the Solar System, a tool for interactive exploration of real-time NASA mission data, enabled for Elumenati immersive environments through our continuing relationship with NASA JPL.

SESE also has a 6′ GeoDome globe for exploring global datasets. The system uses two of our 500 series projection systems, and in 2015 upgraded to use our WorldViewer software as the render engine for content. WorldViewer dramatically improves frame-rate, adds brightness uniformity control, and offers a user-friendly calibration and blending tool.

Both exhibits leverage the power of immersion and interactivity to help the ISTB4 achieve its mission of engaging the public and inspiring them to consider science in their futures. We at The Elumenati are glad to help!