Moscow’s Satirikon Theatre opened its season with a production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Konstantin Raikin. Four Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP projectors (each 20000 lumens) were installed in the projection room at the side of the auditorium, in order to project images onto the structures on stage from a distance of 23 metres.
The 25th edition of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day ‘Funny For Money’ TV broadcast has so far raised a record amount of £75 million-plus for charities in the UK and Africa and was watched by millions of people across the UK.
BlackBerry launched its new Z10 with two attractions at two UK shopping centres: A ‘working’ ten-foot high smartphone created by AV specialists PSCo Rental using videowall technology. PSCo Rental provided a turnkey package to trade partner TC Communications Ltd for this project, including recommending and providing the display solution, logistics and technical support.
The history of tractor construction is synonymous with the history of the Fendt company from Marktoberdorf, Germany. Today, the Fendt brand is owned by the AGCO Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural machinery in the world and the company’s development process is supported by modern technology, which is reflected in the company’s internal virtual reality centre. On a 5m x 2.6m large passive stereo powerwall, CAD models of various agricultural machines are visualised. The aim of the new VR system is both the improvement of product quality as well as cost optimisation.
Not every university has the chance to work with multitouch displays, but students of Queensland University of Technology in Queensland, Australia, have the chance to interact with content bigger than ever before.
The New York City Performing Arts Centre recently benefited from a major renovation program which has transformed the venue into a premium destination for drama and music performances.
German electro pop pioneers, Kraftwerk will use the dynamic interactive and 3D features of Dataton WATCHOUT multi-image and presentation software, for all on-stage digital scenography for their tours.
Coventry University now allows its journalism students the experience of working in a live news environment using professional broadcast equipment. With two radio studios and one TV broadcast studio already equipped, deploying Teracue DVB gateways, multiple news channels off Freeview (DVB-S) are brought straight into the news press rooms.
AV technology consultants Visual Acuity are providing consultancy for the redevelopment of Miami’s major science museum. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science has now taken place, giving Visual Acuity the chance to start work on the next phase of a project that looks set to capture the imagination of the architectural, technology and audiovisual communities worldwide.
Titled simply ‘Earthquake’, a new attraction in San Francisco occupies the entire west hall of the Academy. Designed to take visitors on a kinetic journey toward understanding super-seismic phenomena and how they fit into the larger story of our ever-changing planet, ‘Earthquake’ comprises a number of installations, including a walk-through model of the Earth, an interactive space designed to teach earthquake preparedness, and a quake simulator resembling an old Victorian house.