1995 Linz, Austria

Software: Adolf Matthias, Gideon May
Hardware: Huib Nelissen

PLACE has a motorized platform that allows viewers to rotate a projected image within a circular screen, to explore a 3D virtual environment. Two projectors mounted on this platform place a stereoscopic image onto a portion of the screen that as it rotates, reveals the full 360-degree scene. The user interface on the platform allows viewers to control their forward, backward and rotational movements through the virtual scene, as well as the rotation of the platform and of the projected image. The system enables kinesthetic navigation through virtual worlds, and is especially effective for representing the psychogeographies of cultural landscapes.