This email is an open invitation to the planetarium community to
participate in a Fulldome Stadards Summit as a special session of IPS
2004 in Valencia, Spain. With the help of the Denver Museum of Nature
and Science and Tom Lucas Productions, Spitz has procured funding from
NSF to sponsor the event. Ed Lantz and Ryan Wyatt will co-chair. All
fulldome professionals including vendors are invited to participate,
and the Summit will be strictly vendor-neutral (other than
acknowledging our sponsors and Planning Committee volunteers).
Please take a look at the online description:
Registration is free, and the main sessions should take place during
the IPS conference, although we hope to hold a one- or half-day
roundtable at the end of the conference. Paper and panel proposals are
now being accepted via email (although a web form is on its way), with
an unfortunately tight timeline of 1 April. We've been scrambling to
organize the summit as soon as funding came through, and we'd like to
thank the several community members who have volunteered their time to
assist us -- you'll see a few of their names on the web site above.
We're hoping that our special session of IPS can become a regular
event, providing fulldome professionals and vendors with a forum for
technical exchange and continued standards development. I you have any
questions, feel free to contact either of us (wyatt@...
) at your convenience.
Ryan and Ed:
Ryan Wyatt, Science Visualizer
Rose Center for Earth & Space
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street & Central Park West
New York, New York 10024
Product Development Manager
Tel 610.459.5200 x27