The horses – real ones – galloped full-pelt towards the audience, secured by invisible steel cable traces and running on treadmills. Electric rubber rollers spun the chariot wheels. A vast cyclorama revolved in the opposite direction to create an illusion of massive speed, and fans created clouds of dust.(http://bit.ly/emCz8u)
In 1902 steel wires and treadmills were used to create a memorable experience that inspired wonder. In this session Thomas will reflect on different techniques, technologies and platforms used over the ages to engage and create wonder. With a nod to the cutting edge technologies of the past — Eidophusikons and Cycloramas, Thomas will get technical on how Second Story is using current technologies such as Flash and OpenFrameworks, to inspire future generations.