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ISSUE 13 - April 2013

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Explained in 60 Seconds: Fulldome (page 04)
Jay Heinz

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Fulldome videos are primarily science documentaries that are projected onto a domed surface, typically in a planetarium. Many fulldome videos deal with astronomy, but other subjects are also appropriate, especially those relating to topics or environments that are difficult or impossible to experience, such as being deep underwater, inside the human body or in the future. We like to think of a flat-screen video as a window into another world, but with a fulldome video you can poke your head up inside that world and become immersed within it; think of a 3D animated movie crossed with IMAX and put it in a planetarium.

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