Panorama Expands “THE LAB” With An All-New Collection Of Immersive Art And Dynamic Technology

first_imgThis July, Panorama will return to New York City for a second year with performances from Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, A Tribe Called Quest, alt-J, Solange, Justice, Nick Murphy, MGMT and more. Part of what makes the music festival so engaging is its massive dedication to art installations.Panorama returns this summer with an all-new lineup of artistry and even more innovation at THE LAB, powered by HP. Building on the success of last year’s debut, THE LAB’s museum-quality exhibition space has been expanded to include additional interactive, experiential digital art installations, fusing technology, art, performance and design at the center of Panorama. Curated exclusively by New York City-based artists, THE LAB puts the city’s unparalleled creativity and innovation on display for a sensory adventure culminating in a massive 360 degree dome theater.HP is once again on board as the official technology sponsor for Panorama and will be setting up in THE LAB, working with digital artists and HP Z Workstations to build out the full scale experience for festival goers.At the heart of THE LAB is The Exhibition, a showcase of New York City’s local talent and innovation with a series of dynamic and immersive art installations driven by technology. Artists designing installations include Prism, SOFTlab, FutureWife, Ekene Ijeoma, Emilie Baltz, and The Windmill Factory. THE LAB is curated by META.IS.Artist Installations included at The Exhibition at THE LAB Future Portrait created by PrismFuture Portrait transforms motion into an amazing dynamic film. Your performance drives uniquely beautiful animation that can be remixed and shared on the fly. Discover a new you defined by movement.Volume created by SOFTlabAn interactive cube of responsive mirrors that redirect light and sound as a volume that reflects the excitement of surrounding festival goers. Volume uses mirrors, light, and sound as fundamental building elements to remix the character of the festival goers and gaze back at them with empathy and exuberance.Boolean Planet created by Future WifeA monolithic sphere beckons nearby entities to form gravity wells with the weight of their bodies, slicing through celestial veils to reveal the unseen worlds beneath the surface.Heartfelt created by Ekene IjeomaHeartfelt is a participatory interactive installation which engages participants in holding hands and letting electricity flow through them to turn on lights and play sounds. It uses participants’ bodies as conductors to close the circuit of socio-political polarization, creating a shared experience of solitary and interconnectivity.Dream Machine created by Unicorns ExistThe Dream Machine is a multi-player, olfactory organ performance that combines smell with sound, touch and light in a single interactive experience.Right Passage created by The Windmill FactoryRight Passage is a room scale sound and light performance installation.  You begin in a massive hazed void.  A reflective labyrinth emerges, guiding you towards warmth.  A rite of passage, a journey from darkness to light, a disorientation of the senses.The Dome – a standout at last year’s festival – is set to return with all-new, original content and 30% bigger this year. Visually produced by Dirt Empire with original music, sound design, and spherical audio spatialization by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, the 90-foot dome allows more than 250 festivalgoers at a time to experience the 360 degree immersive theater and provides its viewers with an unparalleled collective sensory experience. Proclaimed by the Observer as “the selling point of THE LAB,” The Dome is where Panorama’s synthesis of art, technology, music and design is given its ultimate expression. [photo via Panorama Facebook]last_img read more

“Ladies’ night” Saturday at Off Road Speedway

first_imgBy Randy [email protected], Neb. (July 9) – The winners of the first two feature races made Saturday night at Off Road Speedway appear to be “ladies’ night.”Brooke Fluckiger won the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature and Tiffany Bittner was the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.Fluckiger’s victory was the 23-year-old’s first-ever win at Off Road Speedway.“We rolled the car here a couple weeks into (the season) and didn’t have very good luck last year here, so I’m very excited,” Fluckiger said. “We’ve been in the top five, but it’s always a fight. Last year I think we ran here around eight times, and I probably finished about three of them. But we’ve had a lot better luck here this year than we ever have.”A good start helped Fluckiger break to the front from her third row-outside starting position just two laps into the 12-lap race. From that point she was able to hold off challenges from Cody Rush, who had started on the pole, and then Ramsey Meyer who, after several unsuccessful at­tempts to gain ground on the outside, eventually finished second ahead of Lance Mielke.“I knew the only way I was going to keep them away from me was to stay on the bottom, so that’s where I stayed,” Fluckiger said.Bittner’s win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks was her fourth of the season at Off Road Speedway and, with no races held last Saturday, was also her second in a row.Working her way to the lead from the middle of the 11-car field, Bittner survived two cautions, the last setting up a green, white, checkered finish, to get the victory.Jeremy Hoskinson took advantage of the final caution, passing TeJay Mielke on the inside during the restart, then holding on for second place as the two crossed the finish line nearly side-by-side.In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, Chad Bruns returned to victory lane, winning what be­came a two-car race with Shawn Primrose.Behind the pair, Tanner Pettitt managed third after battling both his father Ron and Jason Hames for much of the race.Kyle Prauner secured his fifth Off Road Speedway win of the season in the Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod feature. Cameron Meyer and Colby Langenberg rounded out the top threelast_img read more