The the inaugural Panorama festival kicked off in Randall’s Island Park in New York City in July 2016. The park is situated on the East River between Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens – in the heart of the metropolis. Besides being a traditional festival to discover new music, Panorama is also a place to experience technology, art and innovation. Panorama is presented by Goldenvoice, the creators of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, and Fulldome.pro was there to help bring their vision to life.
The LAB was an Interactive experience, that combined technology, art and design, presented by The Verge and powered by HP and unique to Panorama. It was designed and curated by META.IS to bring experiential digital art to the heart of the festival. The entire façade of THE LAB was an ever-changing artwork created with high-definition projection mapping. Inside was the exhibition, with seven interactive installations by New York artists. But the focal point of THE LAB was a 21 meter (69 foot) dome, from Fulldome.pro, that operated as a fully immersive virtual reality theatre. The dome featured stunning visuals and audio which included “Cotton Candy Theremin” in which a traditional cotton candy machine is transformed into a musical instrument and visualizer, filling the dome with wonderful sounds, gorgeous video and a delicious aroma.