Currently there is a kickstarter running with an interesting hybrid of fulldome and theater: The Kepler Story: Theater + Science + Harmony. This show will be created particularly for the interactivity of an actor in mind. Meaning the fulldome visuals will react in realtime to the actors movements; throwing out their hand to have stars shoot out at their command. Includes the work of Cymatrix. Needless to say I’m intrigued with the possibilities. The kickstarter project ends on Tuesday, August 20th.
What is the Story About?
“What made Kepler so unique was his ability to integrate a worldview steeped in mysticism with a rigorous science based on observation and experimentation. Despite the unimaginable personal and professional challenges he encountered, including his mother being tried for witchcraft, Kepler never abandoned his awareness of a harmonious universe. The remarkable tale of his life unfolds onstage accompanied by awesome visuals and deeply moving music.”
Fulldome Kickstarters Emerging
Just in 2013, it has been exciting to see some interesting fulldome kickstarter projects emerge. Such as Neurodome, a fulldome film that explores the brain. Also the 360Rize, a 3D printed camera rig for creating 360° video with several GoPro Hero3 cameras. While not of the fulldome format, Continuum is a feature documentary about our interconnection with each other, the planet, and the universe.