Vulcan Holodome at TED 2019 Let Attendees Step Into Monet Paintings

Vulcan Holodome at TED2019
Image credit: Bret Hartman / TED

The 2019 TED edition was, as always, a spectacle of impressive ideas but also some impressive visuals.
Or… might we say “impressionist”?

At TED2019, attendees got a chance to experience Vulcan’s Holodome, a VR project requiring no headset.

In the Holodome, people could walk through impressionist painter Monet’s Poppy Fields, seeing the landscape rise and engulf them and also witnessing The Woman With A Parasol.

“With Holodome, our goal is to transport people into immersive adventures across real and imagined worlds, from the highest mountaintop to an impressionist landscape to the boundaries of space, without the need for mounted headgear,” said Kamal Srinivasan, Vulcan’s director of product management

This Holodome 360 experience contains 12 of Monet’s paintings and was created by Vulcan partly as a homage to their founder, Paul Allen, who loved this particular impressionist artist.

Vulcan Holodome at TED2019: Bigger Than Us. April 15 – 19, 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Another experience focused on Mount Everest and let attendees make the journey up the mountain alongside two protagonists climbing without bottled oxygen.

Also read: ✍TED 2019: Soon, We Could Give Virtual Assistants Their Own Virtual Bodies✍

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