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Immersive Examples
Project: Design Media Arts at UCLA

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance(1982 film)
Godfrey Reggio

"These films have never been about the effect of technology, of industry on people. It's been that everyone: politics, education, things of the financial structure, the nation state structure, language, the culture, religion, all of that exists within the host of technology. So it's not the effect of it's that everything exists within [technology]. It's not that we use technology, we live technology. Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe..."
-Godfrey Reggio

Bravia Balls (2005 commercial)

Commercial showcasing sony's high definition TVs. This commercial was filmmed in San Francisco, but only aired in Europe. The beauty of gravity!


Sagrada Família(began 1882)
Antoni Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

This Roman Catholic basilica was first started in 1882. This structure is so complex and expensive to create that it has yet to be completed.

Sky Tennis (2005 hotel)
Burj al-Arab Hotel
Dubai, UAE

This tennis court was constructed on the helipad of the Burj al-Arab hotel, which is said to be "the worlds first seven-star hotel". Agassi and Federer played on this court as a publicity stunt. Tiger Woods has also teed off on the same pad.

Guggenheim Museum(1997)
Frank Gehry
Bilbao, Spain

Gehry is known for his uniquely organic structures that contrast, yet integrate with their environment. He incorporates natural elements such as light reflection and water.


Geodesic dome (1949)
Buckminster Fuller

Semi-spherical structure that has no practical limitation and rather gets stronger as its size increases.


Ecce Homology(Interactive Installation(2003)
UCLA collaboration of artists and scientists

Uses BLAST, a information gathering technology used in genetics research, to create interactive pictographic images.

Ecstasy Exhibit (2005)
Los Angeles, CA

Various media forms exploring altered states and alternative modes of perception.

Digital Depot (2003 interactive installation)

Installation incorporates spacial visualization databases with intuitive touch system interface.


Cosmos Code

Second Life space lab. Open source with NASA

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