Projection Mapping

In 1969, a simple form of 3D projection was used by Walt Disney to animate “heads” to make it seem that they were alive and speaking or singing. We well remember those in the “depths” of the ‘Haunted Mansion’ at Disneyland, California.

Now, readily-available technology, software and hardware products allow true mapping of multiple projectors to the exact shape of 3-dimensional objects. Continue reading

2018-comment

2018 begins with knowing that the world continues to suffer the most incredible president and administration in living memory.  Incredible that the man was elected – incredible that he has lasted a year – incredible how he communicates, shows ignorance of history and is insensitive to vast groups of people, and indeed to the state of the planet. Continue reading

Grand Théâtre Genève

Geneva’s Opera House (Le Grand Théâtre) dates from 1879. It was significantly destroyed by fire in 1951 and re-opened in 1962. There was renovation in 1997/1998 which upgraded the scenery machinery, including electronically controlled and programmable automation; the opening demonstration was a delight for techies but a bit of an over-kill for the general public judging by the sighs after more than 15 minutes of fully automated movement of the suspension beams – set to music. Continue reading