Tagged: 2010

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Force 11

More indoor fun and weather surprises today. We were given 1hrs notice of impending pickup, resulting in the (now) usual mad rush to pack everything in preparation to rapidly leave – but again the weather closed in. I am very glad not to be flying off in a helicopter in...

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Q&A – Peter Morse, computer visualisation

      Dr. Peter Morse speaks to Pauline Askin about his role as visualisation specialist on the Mawson’s Huts Foundation Expedition 2009/10. Peter runs a visualisation consultancy in Hobart, Tasmania – working upon visualisations of scientific data, museum applications, fulldome and stereoscopic content for a range of national and...

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Fulldome & Virtual Cameras in Mawson’s Huts

People often find screen resolution difficult to understand. I recall my former life as a university lecturer seeing the blank stares of arts students as they tried to grapple with something vaguely mathematical in nature – so hopefully I can explain it a bit better these days! Simply put, we think...

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Frank Hurley’s Darkroom and Interesting Poisons in Early C20th Photography

Here is an example of a Paget Screen (the underpinning colour grid that enabled the reproduction of colour in the Paget Process): Here we see typically soft-focus gentle colour produced in this Paget Process portrait of some of the AAE members whilst en route at Macquarie Island (can any of...

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Exciting Times with the Hurley Dolly

Yesterday was the first installation and test of the Hurley Dolley – part of our motion control system for fulldome shooting in Mawson’s Huts. Track systems for cameras and motion control can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but I estimate ours probably cost less than $500. The track system...