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The AlloSphere Research Facility

The AlloSphere Research Facility

The AlloSphere is a unique scientific instrument that is a culmination of 26 years of Professor JoAnn Kuchera-Morin's creativity and research efforts in media systems and studio design. The AlloSphere is a near-spherical, 10-meter-diameter display environment that is designed to be optically opaque and acoustically transparent. The three-story cube surrounding it is treated with extensive sound absorption material, making it one of the largest anechoic chambers in the world. The bridge cutting through the sphere enables immersive experiences for up to 30 people. High-resolution projectors mounted unobtrusively below the bridge create imagery with close to  eye-limited resolution on the spherical screen surface.

http://www.allosphere.ucsb.edu/