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Surround Cinema featuring Recombinant Media Labs

I’ve been meaning to write about this for some time, but finally found the right time.

In June/July, I helped work on a combined project with University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Recombinant Media Labs (RML).

The install was a reinstall of a previous setup. It consited of 10 individual screens 12 feet wide x 6 feet 9 inches tall. Together they formed a rectangle 24 feet x 36 feet. 10 projectors, 1 per screen, projected on each screen to create a full 360 surround experience. The setup was complimented by a 10 channel audio setup with dedicated microphones, 28 MM-4 miniature loudspeakers,  12 UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers, and eight UMS-1P subwoofers. To say the least, it was a massive system.

On June 10th there was an opening performance of the system and later was open to the public for viewing. Check out the opening performance below which is a small portion of the 50 minute showcase.

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Check out the timelapse of the entire setup:

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For a detailed writeup, checkout Berry Threw (who also helped on the project) at: http://www.barrythrew.com/2009/06/15/recombinant-media-labs-at-ucsd-roundup/

Some images of the build/setup below:

Thanks to Peter Otto and Naut Humon for the opportunity to work on this project.

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  • kick ass

    kick ass prjct – wish i knew how to do that – can you plz tell me how you learned to do all this stuff, developed an interest, and when you started doing this – this is uber
    plz email me @ rahul.andra@gmail.com – i would appreciate this alot

  • Hi Rahul, somehow I didn’t see your comment until now 🙁

    Much of this is just a lot of research and experimenting. A lot of people teamed up to make this happen; so it wasn’t just me by any means 🙂 If you have specific questions about this or other projects, let me know!


  • ameenullah

    Excellent Job!! inspiring!! thanks publishing/Sharing!!

  • cm

    wow… thats an amazing accomplishment… congrats!