0.1. (2010)

0.1. is an immersive fulldome animated film exploring the evolution of human perception by Diana Reichenbach. As digital interactions become closely integrated with tangible reality, a hybrid environment is formed.

Originally designed to imitate star-gazing, the fulldome (planetarium) theater relaxes a viewer into an immersive state of learning; connecting the viewer perceptually with the universe and the natural world. 0.1. is a film exploring our interpretation of the world through our physical senses and how we have come to understand nature through our interaction with digital media. The planetarium’s ‘natural’ portrayal can trick our senses into a suspension of disbelief, where we can no longer discern the digital replication of nature with what we experience when we are physically there.

The video below is a distorted fisheye representation of the film, which becomes immersive when projected onto a dome-shaped (planetarium) theater.

Read the film research blog: There’s No Place Like Dome

OPEN/shut (2010)

OPEN/shut is a solo for multi-keyboard (marimba/vibraphone) and was premiered on March 3, 2010 at the University of South Florida.

The below recoding is a live performance by Kevin Raab from his senior recital at the University of North Texas:

This video features Theodore Jackson, a student in the UCF Percussion Studio:

Revolutions (2007)

Revolutions, a quartet for vibraphones, came about while I was an undergraduate dabbling in both improvisation and Terry Riley’s In C. The vibraphone, being an incredible tool for improvisation, is used to feature each player spontaneously composing in a cycle or revolution. The piece was later reworked in 2007 for a performance at the University of Texas at Austin.