Solarium is a large-scale, site-specific digital video installation depicting the sun. The images are sourced the same data scientists use to study the sun, as see by a NASA spacecraft called the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Solarium is not just footage, but rather an an immersive experience specifically intended for large format viewing. Considerations for the footage, audio, and the manner in which it is exhibited are of equal importance. It is can be scaled for one to three wall. Custom sizes and codecs can be created where appropriate. Institutions are responsible for providing hardware, as well as exhibit space and maintenance.
Solarium has been at science and art institutions and public spaces including The American Museum of Natural History, The Center for Creative Photography, The Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and various art festivals around the country. You can see how Solarium appeared at some of these and more locations here: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11745
I initiated the project and am the lead producer on Solarium, but it would not be possible without the support of my team, producer Scott Wiessinger and data visualizer Tom Bridgman. To see the official NASA site about the installation, please visit www.nasa.gov/solarium.