The Digital Immersion Gallery at TELUS Spark Science Centre

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Panasonic PTRCQ10 Projectors, QSC Audio System (speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, processor)Chauvet SlimBank T18 fixturesBrightsign XT1144 Expanded I/O Players

For many, science is synonymous with logic, facts, and mathematics. Think again! To break this myth, TELUS Spark Science Centre has designed a new Digital Immersion Gallery to show visitors of all ages and backgrounds that science can be fun, engaging, interactive, and evoke many emotions.

A successful collaboration

To successfully complete this innovative project, TELUS Spark Science Centre approached the talented Montreal-based studio Supply and Demand Inc., who reached out to Solotech to assist. Having collaborated on several previous occasions, the two entertainment and audiovisual companies knew they could combine their strengths to create a magical experience.

“Collaboration between all stakeholders was key to the success of this project. Coordinating the various installation teams and equipment programming, as well as ensuring the best possible rendering, all in a short period of time, was a major challenge, which Solotech met brilliantly,”

— Philippe Giron, Business Developer at Solotech.
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A most accurate work

A dozen people were assigned to this project to meet tight deadlines. Solotech oversaw audio, lighting, video, programming, and installation. The team had to orchestrate everything so that the user experience would be as smooth as possible, which required unparalleled attention to detail and precision. “Solotech was able to guide the client in its choice of technological equipment to enhance the creative content, thus offering a unique experience to visitors,” says Antonin Jubault, Project Manager.

When technology meets art

Within an impressive 3,000-square-foot gallery, various high-quality digital images are projected. The gallery may be used as one large space, or divided into smaller modular cubes, each equipped with a speaker that turns on as people pass by, immersing them in a mesmerizing digital world. This technology allows for an infinite variety of possible gallery configurations, customized to best suit each new digital exhibition. This not only offers incredible flexibility to the client, it encourages visitors to come back repeatedly to experience entirely new programming and layouts.