October 1, 2021

A look into the future of humanity through a volumetric lense

Digital beings store data from the past, the present, and the future of new digital worlds allowing us to visualize multiple possibilities for the future of humanity.

USER
Formika Lab - Russian Pavillion
Location
Dubai - UAE
Russia
eVENT / VENUE
Expo Dubai 2020
Body
DRAGON O²
Mind
Prome3
TouchDesigner
Resolume
Unreal
Soul
Interaction with the world in one place

Project DNA

Introduction

Dates
October 1, 2021
March 31, 2022
LOCATION
Dubai - UAE
Russia
Event / VENUE
Expo Dubai 2020
Integrator
Option1

Digital beings store data from the past, the present, and the future of new digital worlds allowing us to visualize multiple possibilities for the future of humanity.

Expo Dubai 2020 is the most spectacular world expo held in Dubai. The Russian pavilion, considered one of the best by critics and visitors, has hosted an installation of DragonO² to express its most beautiful vision of the future.

Expo Dubai 2020 the place where dreams of a better future come true. Showcasing real solutions to the world's biggest challenges.

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Hardware

The Body of The Dragon

MODEL
DRAGON O²
Size / Voxels
10 Modules - 60,000 Voxels - 7.5m²

The installation consisted of 10 three-meter high mounted on a custom-made metal structure.

It was an interactive Dragon installation controlled by the input of spectators, through an interactive Touchscreen control totem placed in front of the display. The viewer could drive the experience and navigate through different chapters.

The dolly design and totem design installation were carried out by Option1.

Rigging: Custom-made metal structure

Software

The Mind Of the Dragon

Software Tools
Prome3
TouchDesigner
Resolume
Unreal
eXTERNAL tOOLS
TouchScreen
INTEGRATIONS
Touchscreen Interaction

The Dragon's mind has information from the past, the present, and the future. Data visualization was enabled through the merge of software that transmitted information from device to device.

Scenes creation

A high degree of detail was applied in the texturing of the volumetric objects through a system of "shaders" designed in TouchDesigner. A new technique was applied based on the colorization of the splines and not the texture itself. This added a higher level of detail to the volumetric environment.

Interactive Touchscreen

Those attending the pavilion could select between the different scenes thanks to a touchscreen system that also provided extended information on each of the chapters. At each selection, a new volumetric content (hologram) appeared on the display in sync with the images on the flat screen. The two acted in perfect coordination and complemented each other. All the design and programming of the Touch Screen were done in Touch Designer.

Content

The Soul of The Dragon

CONTENT
Interactive
SOUL
Interaction with the world in one place
PERFORMER
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ENVIRONMENT
Tradeshows
Entertainment
DIRECTOR
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EXHIBITION
Long Duration

At Expo Dubai, spectators were able to swipe through memories, visualizing the future of technology and the impact of big data, and artificial intelligence on different aspects of the world.

The DragonO installation fits into this hyper-technological environment as the only truly authentic hologram in all of EXPO Dubai. Cities of the future, DNA particles, and images that allude to the presence of artificial intelligence appear at the will of the viewer within the volumetric space.

Groups of students huddled around the display as if wanting to discover its secrets. Inside the impressive dome of the Russian pavilion, everything seems to be a fantasy. A giant brain rises from the center of the dome as a voiceover that explains the secrets of the human mind. An unforgettable experience to witness the future of tech and humanity.