Enabling Technology Laboratory Unleashes "Vulcan's Fury" at Second Annual Light Dreams Festival
Alys Stephens Center was wrapped in fabric and turned into a giant projection screen for the second annual Light Dreams festival, a free celebration of art, music, dance, light—and engineering.On May 8, 9, and 10, the west exterior wall of the
This year's festival featured an interactive game designed by the School of Engineering’s Enabling Technology Laboratory. “We will have a 3D interactive game that we will be running, called 'Vulcan's Fury,'” said Corey Shum, the laboratory's technical director, in an interview with al.com prior to the event. “Everybody in the audience can go to a web page on their phones, and they'll get an avatar. They can tell that character to move left or right. Everybody can be up on the wall at the same time.”
The festival also featured the premiere of architecturally mapped “light dreams” projection shows in 3-D, with glasses included. The event’s centerpiece was the return of Jean-Jacques Gaudel’s architecturally mapped digital projection, “Artist Somnia,” a sequence of five dreams.