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June 2, 2022

Theatrum Mundi - Multimedia exhibition in the Lipsiusbau

Lotte Krause
On June 6th 2022 the exhibition "Der Schl├╝ssel zum Leben. 500 Jahre mechanische Figurenautomaten" has been opened. Next to many different pieces of art and inventions there is an original Theatrum Mundi from the 19th century displayed.

In collaboration with the Puppentheatersammlung of the SKD we developed a multimedia application: In front of the 5 x 2m wide stage there is a foil clamped, on which (when being activated) a performance is projected to. This performance is inspired by historical theatre programs and digitalised in 3D. Left and right of the stage coulisses decorate the stage setting and figures on little carriages move slowly from one side to the other across rails.

The project also includes a media station, on which visitors can produce their own performance. Through touching they can drag and drop coulisses, figures and even music pieces to rails.

This application was developed in a one-year research project, so that performances can now be put together close to reality.

Jan. 1, 2022

DFG-funded project IDOVIR launched

Jonas Bruschke
Sustainable documentation of 3D reconstructions, including the decision-making processes that ultimately led to the result, is still an exception. In order to meet the demand for documentation of research results in a practical sense, two prototype web applications, ScieDoc and DokuVis, have been developed in recent years at the TU Darmstadt, Department of Digital Design, and at the HTW Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science/Mathematics.

In the DFG-funded IDOVIR project, these two tools are now being merged by combining and further developing the advantages of both predecessor systems. The aim of IDOVIR is to document the decisions as to why a reconstruction was created in the way it was, which sources it was based on, which other variants were considered, but also which conceivable variants were rejected and why, and to make them accessible via the Internet. At the same time, IDOVIR is intended to support communication between those involved in the genesis of a reconstruction and to help structure the creation of the reconstruction in a meaningful way. The platform is operated in cooperation with the Darmstadt University and State Library to ensure its long-term availability.