“Into the Wild” @ Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum

Panasonic is the “Official Display Partner” for “Into the Wild”, an immersive virtual adventure at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands (ASM). Comprising two components - a virtual reality adventure and a cinematic experience that uses state-of-the art animation and projection-mapping techniques, Into the Wild aims to effect real-world change through interactive technology.

9 sets of PT-RZ660BA (6,000 lumen, 1-Chip DLP™ WUXGA) laser projectors have been installed at ArtScience Museum level 4 for screening thought-provoking film that depicts the fragile habitat of the 5 animals featured – pangolins, tapirs, mousedeers, orangutans and tigers. The animated film was directed by one of Singapore's leading filmmakers, Brian Gothong Tan. Opposite the massive screen, 6 units of TH- 43LFE8W have been used for creating the illusion that the 5 animals are walking in a line. 1 unit of TH-55LFE8W has been used at the entrance of the projection room as exhibition signage.

This is a first of a kind exhibition where meaningful sustainability messages can be brought across through collaboration between key partners, namely ASM, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Tango (Google) and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro (Tango-enabled smartphone)

Virtual reality adventure

Step into the role of a wildlife ranger and embark on a virtual reality adventure that begins at ArtScience Museum's Basement 2. Visitors will encounter some of the key inhabitants of the Southeast Asian rainforest and learn about the forthcoming dangers they face. They can observe animals in their natural habitat and take action to defend the natural environment from destruction. The adventure leads visitors around the museum and up to Level 4, where they will eventually help restore the rainforest of Southeast Asia. The augmented reality journey ends with visitors planting virtual trees and with every pledge to WWF, a real tree will be planted in Rimbang Baling - one of the last pristine rainforests in Sumatra and a vital territory for the critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

Exhibition opens from 11 Feb. Free admission for all visitors.

Find out more about the adventure:
http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/into-the-wild.html

About ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is Southeast Asia's leading cultural institution that explores the interrelationship between art, science, technology and culture. Featuring 21 galleries totalling 50,000 square feet, the iconic lotus-inspired building has staged major exhibitions by some of the 20th century's key artists, including Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as major exhibitions which explore aspects of scientific history.

Why Choose Panasonic?

The laser projectors eliminated the need to change lamps and filters for 20,000 hours[1]. When projecting onto irregular-shaped surfaces, images from multiple projectors must be blended together seamlessly to create a single large image. With conventional lamp projectors, when those lamps or filters are replaced during maintenance, the positions of the projectors might be shifted. With Panasonic's laser projectors, such hassle and risks are alleviated. Lamp projectors were also limited in terms of the installation angle due to issues with heat radiation and emission which affect the life expectancy of the lamps. Since laser projectors use laser diodes instead of lamps, they can be installed flexibly at any angle.

Equipment installed

RZ660BA x 6 units

6,000 lumen, 1-Chip DLP™ WUXGA, laser

 

 

TH- 43LFE8W x 6 units and TH-55LFE8W x 1 unit

 

 

[1] Depending on usage environment