Program

Wed July 17 Pre-Conference warm-up

  Wed July 17 Pre-Conference warm-up  
16:00 IPS Delegates arrive – Check-in & general info @ reception desk –
18:30 IPS Welcome Lounge – informal introductions, Q and A, snacks, drinks, talks, fulldome entertainment, easy going live music, Harp & DJ

IPS Delegates arrive – Check-in & general info @ reception desk –

18:30
IPS Welcome Lounge – introducing the festival program, getting people familiar with the venue and team. There will be informal interviews with delegates, presenters, artists.
Those who are not (yet) in Jena, can also watch it all for free in the Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/live/c9z2NxT_60k
Welcome Lounge also offers 360 experiences with Kinetarium https://www.kinetarium.space/de/home and easy going live fulldome entertainment with Soulflight: Mar+tha.
Immerse yourself in a soundscape of acoustic and electronic sounds. This minimalist music is inspired by the psychedelic and spherical beats of the Romanian electronic scene. Accompanied by traditional yogic instruments, electronic harp and cosmic frequencies, will let you flow into a deep state of trance while enjoying the live visuals in the dome.
https://soundcloud.com/fridafritz
https://www.instagram.com/wayah.collective/<<

Thu July 18 Day One – FullDome Festival Program and World Premiere Live Show

  Thu July 18 Day One – FullDome Festival Program and World Premiere Live Show  
14:00 IPS FullDome Festival Official Opening. Introduction to program, welcome all guests, presenters, producers, artists. etc.
14:15 Frameless Forum Panel 1
16:00 - 18:30 Screening Part 1: 100 YEARS OF ETERNITY, INWARDNESS, NIYAH AND THE MULTIVERSE, LINKS-RECHTS, I SPREAD
19:30 World premiere THE GRAY CLOTH

IPS FullDome Festival Official Opening. Introduction to program, welcome all guests, presenters, producers, artists. etc.

Frameless Forum Panel 1

The Science of Excitement
Moderated by Alexandra Wolf

How does science communication relate to a sense of wonder and the joy of exploring, when combined with hands-on experimentation?

Panelists:
Dr. Helen Ahner. The title of her book encapsulates the essence of this panel: „Planetariums: Wonders of technology - techniques of wonder“ In the German original Planetarien: Wunder der Technik - Techniken des Wunderns. Dr. Ahner works at the Max-Planck-Institute for Educational Research, Research area History of Emotions.

Nils Merten. Sound of the Future: Immersive Audio for Headphone. Nils Merten from the team of legendary audio pioneer Prof. Karls-Heinz Brandenburg discusses the creation of an immersive audio experience for headphones Brandenburg Labs takes on these challenges by developing cutting edge algorithms and using the latest research on psychoacoustics.

Prof. Dr. Isabella Beyer. Immersive Medien und Transmedia. Isabella graduated from the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel and completed her Master's degree at Monash University in Melbourne (Australia). She worked in numerous academic and private sector positions and completed her doctorate on the subject of "Le Passage - Towards a Concept of a 360° Knowledge Instrument" at Plymouth University, Plymouth, England. Immersive Media and Transmedia

André Wünscher. Dome Tools at the Speed of Thought. Imagine crafting fulldome content in real-time — easy, free, and collaborative! Introducing. Our plug-and-play package for Unity boosts both traditional cubemap rendering and a novel DomeWarp technique for maximum performance, and more control than ever before..

Hendrik Huthoff – Excitement in the Microverse! Hendrik initiated the fulldome film Into the Microverse-Journey through the Amazing World of Microbes, nominated for a JANUS-Award, The film’s objective is to edutain lay audiences of all ages and impress on them the message that the future of humanity depends on understanding and working together with the tiniest life forms on our planet: the microbes.

World premiere of the immersive music theatre The Gray Cloth. IPS delegates will be treated to a spectacular live performance produced by the Jena and Weimar teams that have pioneered 360° stage performances, together with fulldome artists and students, musicians, performers and innovators. The play is based on a novel by visionary author Paul Scheerbart, who envisioned fantastic worlds around the same the modern Planetarium was conceived. The audience in the Jena Planetarium – and live stream audiences around the world – will travel around the world in a luxurious airship visiting strange and wonderful sites and parties. The colorful adventures of The Grey Cloth were written in Pre-First World times and projected into a future that might have been our present times.
If you are not physically in Jena, you may get a ticket for the live stream of the show here

Read the detailed GRAY CLOTH brochure here

Fri July 19 Day Two – FullDome Festival Program, JANUS-Award Ceremony and Live Shows

  Fri July 19 Day Two – FullDome Festival Program, JANUS-Award Ceremony and Live Shows  
9:00 -10:30 Screening Part 2: SPARK: THE UNIVERSE IN US, DIALOGUE IN SILENCE, INTO THE MICROVERSE, JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMAZING WORLD OF MICROBES, THE VOYAGE OF ARKA KINARI
11:00 - 12:30 Frameless Forum Panel 2
14:00 - 15:30 Screening Part 3: RECODING ENTROPIA, TOTAL ECLIPSE: CHASERS OF THE LOST SLEEP, BAD TRIP
17:30 World premiere THE STELLARS
19:00 JANUS-Award ceremony
20:00 - 21:30 FUSION - Energy of the Stars by cc2

SPARK: THE UNIVERSE IN US
Ryan Wyatt, Matt Blackwell. USA 2023 (24 min)

Travel inside a giant star nearing the end of its life, witness stellar corpses colliding, and experience the quiet demise of a Sun-like star. From the air we breathe to the ground we stand on, we owe it all to the stars. Narrated by Diego Luna, ”Spark: The Universe in Us” explores how hundreds of millions of celestial events have forged the elements that make up the Solar System, Earth — and us!

DIALOGUE IN SILENCE
Chih-Jung Hsu, Chia-Yi Shih, Hua-Yen Pan, Chia-Hsiang Lee, Taiwan 2023 (5 min)

In the silence, thoughts intersect, and dance becomes a
wordless conversation. Interpreted through dance, language remains silent, with movements and stillness intertwining. Using motion as words and dance as chapters. Music presents various sounds, and for each moment of hearing a sound, it seeks another form, tone, or dynamic analogy.

INTO THE MICROVERSE. JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMAZING WORLD OF MICROBES
Raúl Erdossy, Hendrik Huthoff. Germany 2023 (16 min)

The AI-drone C.A.R.L. (Completely Automated Researcher of Life) is sent on a mission to discover how microbes, the tiniest life forms on Earth, can help secure a sustainable future. Together with his ally C.A.R.L.A., they go on an exciting journey, exploring plants, animals and the atmosphere. They discover how microbes help plants and animals to grow, provide clean drinking water, and the air we breathe… in the end, we experience the wonder and beauty of the microverse!

THE VOYAGE OF ARKA KINARI
Janire Najera, 4Pi Productions. United Kingdom 2023 (39 min)

An immersive documentary film about the extraordinary journey aboard the 70-ton sailing ship, Arka Kinari, ingeniously transformed into a cultural platform to amplify the urgent call for action on the climate crisis. Embark on a cinematic experience where art, music, and environmental advocacy seamlessly converge.

Frameless Forum Panel 2

All the dome‘s a stage!
Moderated by Alexandra Wolf

Some call the Planetarium a Star theatre. What happens when the “real” theatre occupies the Planetarium? Exploring strategies of making immersion awesome, popular and profitable.
 
Panelists:
Kate McCallum. She co-founded Vortex Immersion in LA and continues to ctreate and poroduce art of the immersive kind. Currently she is involved in: “Her mind’s Eye” a fulldome film on the mystic nun Hildegard von Bingen

Tobias Staab. He directed Autonomous Avatars Dance Performance choreographing real dancers in the real dome.

Markus Beyr. Immersive Themes and Attractions. Marcus‘ expertise is in creating immersive attractions, like the Immersium in Vienna.   https://attraktion.com/

Liese Endler. Gesamtkunstwerk Immersive Music Theatre. As a teacher and media artist Liese has been active in the struggle and rise of  immersive theatre in Weimar and Jena and its promise for the future.

Prof. Dr. Michael Markert Ai-Aided Design for Immersive Media Everyone wants to know this: can AI help creative people in their production needs. Michael has scrutinized and reports about available systems

Sergey Prokofyev. Immersive Architecture. Sergey is an architect and award winning fulldome producer. He is involved in a number of immersive music theatre projects.

RECODING ENTROPIA
François Vautier, France 2023 (9 min)

In the heart of nothingness, on the horizon of infinite space and unfathomable time, wanders an imposing geometry. An immense tetrahedron that will soon break up and scatter, delivering a mysterious message through its changing shape.

TOTAL ECLIPSE: CHASERS OF THE LOST SLEEP
François Guinaudeau, Sébastien Samyn. Canada 2023 (30 min)

Follow Kentucky—an insomniac hen and social media star who lives on the Moon—in her adventures to demystify solar eclipses! With help from JOS, her whimsical android sidekick, she embarks on a space-time journey to Earth to find the perfect solar eclipse that will finally help her get some sleep. Join them on their journey to discover the perfect conditions to witness this unique phenomenon, in an immersive and wacky show at the Planetarium.

BAD TRIP
Emese Pálovics, Bianca Faddi. Hungary 2023 (9 min)

The BAD TRIP is an immersive narrative installation that can serve as a conversation starter about generation gaps and the traumas they cause. The viewer follows the protagonist through a ‘bad trip-like’ series of events, exploring the memories of his childhood home, guided by strange creatures. As he goes deeper in his home and in his consciousness, he must confront the crux of the problem.

World Premiere of THE STELLARS (26 min)
(followed by small reception for Creative Planet guests)

JANUS-Award ceremony – Announcing the winners of the 2024 FullDome Festival, live at the IPS-conference in the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena.
Reading of jury statements. JANUS-sculptures handed over to winners.
Free Livestream, from Jena to the World

FUSION – cc2 sonic projections
Sonification and Visualization of Nuclear Fusion Data from „Institute of Plasma Physics“, Special Guest: Prof. Zohm, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Garching

Sat July 20 Day Three – IMERSA Day

  Sat July 20 Day Three – IMERSA Day  
9:00 Morning Sessions, 25 Years of Fulldome, Luminaries of Fulldome, Fulldome Shorts, Fulldome announcements
14:00 Afternoon sessions, Spheres of Influence, Creative Pioneers, Fulldome Innovators
20:00 Evening session IMERSA Day & FullDome Festival Live Concert
22.30 IPS Aftershowparty Illusive sphere: 12INCHKID

Morning Sessions with Dan Neafus, KaChun Yu, Ryan Wyatt, Michael Daut, Monica Bolles, Julieta Aguilera

25 Years of Fulldome. Personal revelations about what makes dome experiences so special. Demonstrations and discussion.

Luminaries of Fulldome

Fulldome Shorts

Fulldome announcements
Best of Earth Fulldome Cooperative, Ryan Moore
One Earth Moment Equinox project, Micky Remann

Afternoon sessions with Joshua Sam Miller, Tom Ammermann, Sebastian Gauthier, Rocco Helmchen & Johannes Kraas, Tim Florian Horn, Björn Voss, et alii

Spheres of Influence. The dome as communal gathering places. Hear from leaders who strengthen relationships with their communities. Panel with dome demonstrations.

Creative Pioneers

Fulldome Innovators. Selected presenters and demonstrations

IMERSA Day & FullDome Festival Live Concert
The immersive grand finale of the Jena part of the IPS conference, jointly presented by the FullDome Festival and IMERSA. Enjoy an extraordinary live performance with artists Martin Hübner, Linda Trillhaase, Ive Kanew, Illuminator art and 360° dome visuals.

Experience a fascinating journey through soundscapes in the unique ambience of the planetarium.The combination of DJ 12INCHKID's hypnotic drone ambient downbeat music with live visuals in the dome promises an immersive experience. Imagine how the abstract shapes and colors move in sync with the music and bring you to another dimension. A musical experience from outa space.
https://soundcloud.com/12inchkid

Program Booklet May 23rd - 26th 2024

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If you are new to the festival and don't know where to find us: our physical location is identical with the famous Zeiss-Planetarium Jena, which you can find here: https://www.planetarium-jena.de/besuch-planen/anfahrt/