EMDL - European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research

LOGO EMDL European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research

EMDL is a recently-established partnership of European and Canadian cultural organizations who have joined to develop immersive audio-visual environments. The project has received strong encouragement from the European Union with an initial EU Culture Program grant of 200, 000 Euro, representing 50% of the total cost. EMDL will foster an international community of artists/researchers dedicated to exploring the full-dome environment as a platform for creative innovation.

The term “full-dome” refers to a rapidly-evolving form of 360o video projections and surround-sound environments. Although full-dome technology is well supported, an analysis of the form’s communicative impact and the experimental application of this new instrument for digital, media, and performing arts, is still lacking.

The EMDL project will build an international network for the exchange of artistic and technological expertise, with the goal of researching and documenting a language and grammar unique to the full-dome medium. Bringing together four European and three Canadian institutions and cultural partners, all leaders in this field, the project aims to share and expand skills, methodologies, strategies and content within this promising creative vehicle. Spread over a 20-month period between February 2014 and September 2015, the project started with a workshop at the world’s most sophisticated virtual theatre, the Satosphere in Montreal, Canada. EMDL Montréal 1 (photo by Bruno Colpron of SAT EMDL)EMDL Montréal 1 workshop (photo by Bruno Colpron of SAT EMDL)

Co-organisers and partners:

* Department of Digital Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna [Austria]
* i-dat (Institute of Digital Art and Technology) at Plymouth University [England]
* Trans-Media Academy Hellerau/CYNETART festival, Dresden [Germany]
* National and Kapodistrian University of Athens [Greece]
* Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montréal [Canada]
* kondition pluriel, Montréal [Canada]
* Laboratoire des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Image, du Son et de la Scène [LANTISS]/Université Laval, Quebec City [Canada]

With the support of:

EMDL has been funded with support from the European Commission / Culture Programme.
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EMDL @ Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montréal
EMDL at University of Applied Arts Vienna
EMDL @ i-dat
EMDL in Athens - International Symposium on Artistic Creation in Immersive Environments, using large-scale display technologies.
kondition pluriel ... emdl in progress
intolight Dresden