Project Overview

  1. Jeffrey Shaw and Dennis Del Favero
  2. with Matthew McGinity, Ardrian Hardjono and Volker Kuchelmeister
  1. ARC Projects: DP0345547; DP0556659

AVIE is the world’s first 360-degree stereoscopic immersive interactive visualisation system that includes a motion tracking systems and a multi-channel audio system. Driven by an experimental framework, it uses a suite of cutting edge hardware and software resources enabling the development of applications in Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

AVIE has been installed as core visualisation infrastructure at ZKM, Centre for Art and media, Karlsruhe, Germany, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, New York, USA, where it forms the centre piece of next generation research and teaching programs. Museum Victoria, Melbourne, has installed an AVIE for its current Dynamic Earth exhibition.

AVIE: exterior view showing T_Visionarium II

AVIE has been commissioned for numerous curated projects:

  1. le 360” in Matter-Light, Bethune, 2011
  2. Sydney Film Festival, 2011
  3. La dispersion du Fils in Festival of Avignon, Gymnase Paul Giera, Avignon, 2011
  4. National Institute of Experimental Arts double conference, UNSW, 2011
  5. Digitalife, La Pelanda, Rome, 2010
  6. STRP Art and Technology Festival, The Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, 2010
  7. Dynamic Earth, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, 2010
  8. Cinema, Modernity and Modernism, FHAANZ conference, UNSW, 2010
  9. Voyage to the Planet’s TV series, ABC Television, 2010
  10. ALIVE Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media, Hong Kong, 2009
  11. eArts Festival, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai, 2009
  12. Le Volcan Scène Nationale du Havre, Un Volcan Numérique, Le Harve, 2009
  13. Seconde Nature, Espace Vasarély, Aix-en-Provence, 2009
  14. OPEN CITY, Architecture Biennale, Amsterdam, 2009
  15. Imagining Media @ ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2009
  16. Sydney Festival, 2008
  17. Biennale of Seville, Carlos V Alambra Palace, Granada, 2008
  18. YOUser: Century of the Consumer, Panorama Festival, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, 2007
  19. From Spark to Pixel, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2007
  20. There is still time… Brother by the Wooster Group, EMPAC, Rensselaer University, New York, 2007
  21. i.Future Festival, Singapore Science Centre, 2007
  22. Inhabiting the Cultural Imaginary, VSMM conference, UNSW, 2007

Video AVIE

Forming part of the iCASTS suite of technologies, it is exclusively licensed to Immersive Realisation, and has been commercialised for the mine safety training for Mines Rescue Pty Ltd at its Newcastle, Wollongong, Lithgow and Singleton facilities and the Shenyang Research Institute of China Coal Technology & Engineering Group (CCTEG), one of China’s leading mine safety research centres at its new training facility in Fushun.

AVIE provides a platform in which 3D audio-visual experiences are created by a combination of multiple projectors and multiple sound sources, driven by a cluster of computers, running a highly versatile real-time 3D VR engine.

AVIE visualisation forms:

  • High-resolution panoramic stereo images with augmented 3D graphics overlays
  • High-resolution panoramic videos, including stereo videos
  • Immersive multimedia data visualisation
  • Real-time interactive 3D environments supported by artificial intelligence systems

AVIE interaction platforms

AVIE utilizes two types of interaction:

  1. a) remote device: a wireless tablet device allowing real-time selection and navigation within interactive applications
  1. b) motion tracking: system of infra-red cameras and real time software that detect, track and interpret human movement and gestures, allowing audience participation in the direct cinematic experience, interplay between users and digital characters and analysis of user behaviour

AVIE: showing Sydney Harbour

AVIE: interior view showing Place-Hampi

AVIE: exterior view showing T_Visionarium II

AVIE: showing Mining VR