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Discover The Antarctic: A Mind-Blowing VR Dome Created For Coachella

This year, Coachella kept their crowd busy with a variety of other entertainment options apart from music.

HP had an impressive presence at Coachella with their audiovisual art installation called Antarctic Dome. The 11,000-square foot dome was built for a special digital show. The show is called Chrysalis, an audiovisual experience which was projected at a massive scale in 360° for the festival audience.

Chrysalis is created by Obscura Digital, a San Francisco-based studio that spent three months developing the project. The Antarctic Dome was built using steel and vinyl, which was outfitted with 108 speakers, 15 projectors, and 500 seats that immerse viewers in a 8-minute psychedelic experience that describes the metamorphosis of a caterpillar.

Coachella is now over but there is also good news: According to Wired, the dome itself will stay with the Coachella team and they plan to bring it to the Panorama Music Festival in New York City this July.

You can also watch the 360° experience, here:





Obscura Digital explained the project on their official website:

Obscura was asked by Goldenvoice to build an epic experience for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

So we worked with Pacific Domes to build a 120′ dome — the largest geodesic projection dome in the world — and produced Chrysalis, an 8-minute audiovisual program to be projected at massive scale in full 360° for audiences of 500 throughout the weekend, creating what’s quite possibly one of the most impactful immersive experiences ever.

This psychedelic VR show is an immersive experience for millennials and Coachella is the perfect location for its debut. Nice combo!

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