Visual Arena member Tomorrow AB has once again been nominated for an award. This time by CGarchitect for "best commissioned architectural image" - Chicago Gateway Tower for US Architect Agency Gensler.
The go-ahead from Region Västra Götaland for the “Storytelling in VR and new technology” project means that Visual Arena at Lindholmen Science Park, together with other project partners, can further enhance the region’s leading expertise in storytelling in a VR-environment.
Over lunch at Visual Arena, entrepreneurs and startups listened to inspiring speakers and had the opportunity to exchange best practice. It was time for the event, “Insight – the secret road to financing,” conducted by a panel of experienced experts, who generously shared tips and ideas.
Join us on a journey to the city’s infancy in the first and only visualization of Gothenburg in the 17th century. The film is part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary and is included in the exhibition “The Birth of Gothenburg" which opens at the Museum of Gothenburg on March 11. The film has been made possible thanks to cooperation between the Urban Planning Department, the Museum of Gothenburg, Göteborg & Co and Visual Arena at Lindholmen Science Park.
The British Museum’s exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries (2014–2015) is analysed from the point of view of how medical imaging was used to convey new knowledge about mummies and ancient history to the general public. Real mummies were on display together with interactive visualisations. The dramaturgy was based on eight mummies’ life stories and the audience was encouraged to identify with the mummies as individuals. However, the article argues that the visualisations are not neutral tools, but are based on a certain way of seeing, what Michel Foucault called the ‘medical gaze’ – a distancing gaze applied by doctors that separates the body of the patient from the individual. The prestige and credibility claims of the visualisations are also discussed, as well as the performative and interactive aspects of the exhibition. The article concludes by suggesting that visitors could oscillate between two positions, peers and doctors, and that a third position, as a new kind of discoverer, is a latent possibility.
Arranged by Visual Arena and visualizers at leading architecture and visualization companies: Andreas Laessker Vizualisation, Arkitektbyrån Design, Arkitekterna Krook & Tjäder, Råformat Visualiseringsbyrå, Sweco Architects and White.