Developed separately from the traditional and IMAX projection systems, fulldome system suppliers came from planetarium industry where planetariams requested personal control. A typical fulldome system has the latest full universe of scientific 3D data, plus a programmable and real-time controllable 3D visualisation system.
This session involves speakers from international networks, hosts of international conferences and fulldome festivals, producers and fulldome artists joining in an open dialogue on how the system should and might further develop in the future.
The development should be beneficial to the science centre industry by contrasting other projection systems. The fulldome systems have rapidly growing repertoires of shows available for selection with relatively inexpensive cost. Its effect can hardly be recreated in home environment. Apart from providing regular new attractions, the additional applications in scientific visualisation, programmability, as well as artistic applications, can further attract non-traditional usages and visitors to science centres.