Art in Virtual Reality

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5 to 8 pm, Friday, May 5 in the ARSC Discovery Lab

Alaska Panoramas - sound by VRcussion Bill Brody / Quinton Harris

Virtual History: A Walk Through Fairbanks Circa 1910 Chao Peng / Siyuan Wang

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The future of computer-generated art will be on display when visual art and high performance technology fuse together during The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center’s annual First Friday Art Walk. ARSC is opening the Discovery Lab virtual theater to the public to host Art in 3D , combining high performance technology and visual art in a virtual art show on Friday, May 5 from 5 to 8 pm.

During the event, visitors will be invited to take a scenic tour of wild Alaska, or walk through historic downtown Fairbanks circa 1910.

In Alaska Panorama , Fairbanks artist and ARSC Visualization Specialist Bill Brody brings to life nine vivid 3D landscapes complete with surround sound to create a full sensory experience. Each panorama captures a notable Alaska region through high-resolution photography, mapped on to three-dimensional space to give viewers the sensation of full immersion in a virtual environment.

For Virtual History: a walking tour of Fairbanks circa 1910 UAF Master of Fine Arts students Chao Peng and Siyuan Wang drew upon their background in architecture design to re-create three-dimensional buildings from photographs obtained from Alaska’s Digital Image Archives.

The Discovery Lab is in the basement of Rasmuson Library, accessible from the outer loading docks off of Tanana Loop.

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Getting there:

375 C Rasmuson Library, 3rd Floor. Park in the Taku lot (Farmer’s Loop) and walk up the hill. Veer to the right and enter through the first loading dock on the left.

For more information email Lorien Nettleton ( nettleto@arsc.edu ) or call 450-8628

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center PO Box 756020, Fairbanks, AK 99775 | voice: 907-474-6935 | email: info@arsc.edu

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