The installation provides a phygital experience with a display of printed panoramas and the access to the digital worlds. I opted for developing the Hypotesis C, explained in the Intention report:

  • Physical display of 360 drawings and generated images on printed paper mini domes. Prototyping the way to convert, assemble and display the pictures, to be juxtaposed in the exhibition space. 
  • Digital display of 360 drawings and generated images on a web-based interactive and customizable panoramas viewer. Prototyping the way to convey the blending between two environments. 

The physical version of the panoramas is shown as mini-domes put at left and right side of the viewer, juxtaposing the two environments and giving a sense of physical immersion on one hand and allowing the contemplation of the drawings on the other hand.
To show the drawings as immersive hemispheres, the panoramas are reprojected from equirectangular onto sinusoidal interrupted projections with a specialized software. Various prototypes were developed, testing paper, frame, size and weight.
The following pictures show a series of trials and prototypes.

The digital interactive worlds let the viewer experience a blending of the couples of immersive views, adding further meanings, not possible in the physical experience.

The digitized drawings are converted into interactive panoramas, using specialized software. When the visitors scan the qrcode placed on the bottom of the domes with their devices, the Venice panorama is shown. Turning it left or right it blends with the Other Venice one, to reveal it completely when rotating the view more than 180°.

The following screenshot shows the blending effect of a couple of panoramas, specifically coded in a html5 360º viewer.