Outlandish Rijeka and Math behind the Walk
Festival of Science Rijeka 2020
Eight photos larger dimensions with QR Code to watch as AR on smartphones and two 360 ° videos would be programmed to be presented as interactive VR application. The viewer can scroll around the most specific sites of Rijeka, such as University Campus, Trsat castle, Astronomy Center, Corso, Molo Longo and old factory Hartera. See on YouTube
The Department of Mathematics, University of Rijeka, has designed and executed numerous projects aimed at presenting mathematics, mathematical concepts and methods in innovative ways and using different media. In this project, it will be demonstrated, contrary to popular belief, that mathematics and arts are not mutually exclusive but complementary. As a consequence of the successful collaboration of artists and mathematicians, a virtual walk through the city of Rijeka was created. With the use of VR headset, interested visitors can let the mathematical algorithm guide them through the city or walk by themselves. By evaluating locations, each visitor influences the algorithm and the walk that will be offered to the next visitor. Math Behind a Walk
The production and application of virtual and augmented reality has been in the research focus of the Center for Innovative Media, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka for last years. We approach innovative artistic practices in research projects from an artistic and media production point of view, therefore the results of the work are mostly experimental works of art. Sites of Rijeka is primarily conceived as a virtual reality project into which visitors will be able to immerse themselves with VR headset. Exhibitions in Rijeka and in Trieste will be accompanied with o photographs including printed-out QR code showing video sequences from the 360 ° videos.
For Both Ways we are bringing this two positions, scientific and artistic to present results of en inspiring and futile collaboration between scientists, artists as well as professors and students in one experimental ambient.
Authors: Assoc. Prof. Mag. Art. Ingeborg Fülepp, Assoc. Prof. Vedrana Mikulić Crnković, Assoc. Prof. Bojan Crnković, PhD. candidate Dijana Protić and student Marko Mrvoš; Design and implementation of the mathematical algorithm and VR: Bojan Crnković, Vedrana Mikulić Crnković; Camera: 360 video Tena Bošnjaković (A Walk in Memories), Marko Mrvoš (Downtown Rijeka); Editing: Marko Mrvoš; Sound design: Matko Baričević; Visual Communication Design: Ass. Prof. Korina Hunjak APURI; Actors and performers: Denis Kirinčić, Marko the Clown, Naim, Tino Trkulj; Horse riders from the Ranch Sivi Vrabac Pette Rocco
The project was partially co-financed by KKT: Campus Creative Team, Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture, 27 Neighborhoods; UNIRI Projects: Interdisciplinary Research and Application of New Media Technologies in Virtual Reality Art. The project of virtual reality is funded by UNIRI projects: Interdisciplinary research and application of new media technologies in virtual reality; Department of Mathematics and The Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund
Technical Support UNIRI – Academy of Applied Arts and Department of Mathematics
See on YouTube
- Molo Longo.
- A Walk in Memories 5 videos with music
- Astronomy center
- Trsat castle