A Panorama of the Skies
Exhibited December 2015–March 2016
Transforming a room into an ever-changing skyscape with the RoomAlive Toolkit
A Panorama of the Skies is a prototype of an audiovisual installation created in collaboration between artist Maja Petri and human-computer interaction researcher Hrvoje Benko at Microsoft Research. Their focus was the innovative application of immersive technologies that morph the experience of space, engaging perception, emotion, and imagination.
For this project, Maja and Hrvoje transformed the experience of a regular conference a room in Microsoft's Building 99 to that of a sky transitioning from dawn to sunrise and storm to calm, enveloping the visitor in a heightened sensory space.
About the artist
Maja Petrić is an artist working at the interface of science, technology, and art. Her work is about transforming poetic experience of space through light. During her art residency at Microsoft Research, she explored the essence of the sky thematically and experientially in collaboration with natural interaction researcher Hrvoje Benko and machine learning researcher Nebojša Jojić.
Maja grew up in Croatia during the violent fragmentation of Yugoslavia. It was then that she became preoccupied with using art to transform the sense of her surroundings. Her work is about transforming the poetic experience of space through light.More info