In Freedomes we enjoy working on all kinds of projects, but there two types that we are particularly fond of. That includes events that are designed to educate and events themed around art. In november 2013 we were very lucky to participate in amazing event that combines both.
Pedro Zaz, Roger S. and Spetto are co-founders of United VJs, international team based in Brazil that creatively integrates digital arts, optical illusion, 3D mapping and software programming to create amazing sensory experiences for wide audiences.
In 2011 they decided to share their experience and started VJ University, a teaching platform which provides art & technology knowledge for VJs and other visual artists around the world. If you do not know who is “VJ”, but you think that due to its familiar sound it could be in some way related to “DJ” you would not be far from the truth. VJs or Visual Jockey is an artist that uses images with or without music to engage with audience.
During its tour around the world VJ University visited cultural centers in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Moscow and finally visited Platoon Kunsthalle in Berlin, where Freedome 30 combined with sophisticated 3D mapping and spherical projection software called Blendy Dome VJ, served as a teaching aid for people interested in turning our physical structures into creative digital spaces, and in 48 hours students attending workshops were able to learn what would normally take 2 to 3 months of a regular university curriculum.
It seems that mission of VJ University paid-off because we have experienced a dramatic increase in inquiries from people interested in immersive spherical projection technologies in geodesic domes.