Freitag, 18. Dezember 2009

Uniview: Das bekannte Universum

Beim letzten CommWorld-Meeting in Linz waren die Teilnehmer beim Besuch des AEC besonders von der Installation Uniview im »Deep Space« beeindruckt: Einer überdimensionalen Vorführung des bekannten Universums. Eine interaktive, digitale Reise durch Zeit und Raum auf einem überdimensionalen Screen, der über Wände und Boden geht. Die Zuschauer begeben sich somit physisch in den Film hinein.

Einen kurzen Eindruck von der Reise gibt der obige Film vom American Museum of Natural History.

After hovering over Mount Everest and the gorges that plunge to the Ganges, you are pulled through the Earth’s atmosphere to glimpse the inky black of space over Tibet’s high desert. So begins The Known Universe, a new film produced by the American Museum of Natural History that is part of a new exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

The magic of this film, though, happens as the inky black expands. Pulling farther and farther from Earth, you see the deep blue of the Pacific give way to night as the Sun comes into focus, the orbits of the solar system shrink smaller and smaller, the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpio stretch and distort, and, as the Milky Way receeds, the spidery structure of millions of other galaxies come into view. Then, you reach the limit of the observable universe, the afterglow of the Big Bang. This light has taken more than 13.7 billion years to reach our planet, and you return, back to Earth, to two lakes that are nestled between Mount Kailash and Mount Gurla Mandhata in the Himalayas.

The structure of The Known Universe is based on precise, scientifically-accurate observations and research. The Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History maintains the Digital Universe Atlas, the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe.

Am besten aber ist: Selber im »Deep Space« ansehen.

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