HYPERSKY

Size3 x 4m
MaterialsLED DISPLAY 5mm PITCH BLACK FACE, Aluminium Structure, Roof mounted sensors including Beacon Catcher, Rain Sensor, Wind Sensors, High definition Camera, Computers, Custom developed Computer Code
Date2009
LocationCologne
Clientundisclosed
Budgetundisclosed

The installation HYPERSKY by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram is a 21st century digital fresco, seamlessly integrated into the entrance hall ceiling of a private residence. HYPERSKY is an augmented reality skylight, revealing the current weather conditions and air traffic above the house.

HYPERSKY does not require human interaction beyond observation. Each component of the installation provides the viewer with a further layer of reality that would otherwise remain unrevealed. By converting data into imagery, natural phenomena and man made objects combine into a multilayered visual collage of stars, wind flows, light patterns, airplanes and satellites in an unprecedented real time experience.

HYPERSKY

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Tom Vack
Size3 x 4m
MaterialsLED DISPLAY 5mm PITCH BLACK FACE, Aluminium Structure, Roof mounted sensors including Beacon Catcher, Rain Sensor, Wind Sensors, High definition Camera, Computers, Custom developed Computer Code
Date2009
LocationCologne
Clientundisclosed
Budgetundisclosed

The installation HYPERSKY by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram is a 21st century digital fresco, seamlessly integrated into the entrance hall ceiling of a private residence. HYPERSKY is an augmented reality skylight, revealing the current weather conditions and air traffic above the house.

HYPERSKY does not require human interaction beyond observation. Each component of the installation provides the viewer with a further layer of reality that would otherwise remain unrevealed. By converting data into imagery, natural phenomena and man made objects combine into a multilayered visual collage of stars, wind flows, light patterns, airplanes and satellites in an unprecedented real time experience.

Throughout the day the HYPERSKY display shows a live video feed of the sky above the house including all weather and light changes and the flight patterns of birds and airplanes.

In the hours of darkness HYPERSKY automatically switches to a view of the stars in the night sky. Since these are rarely visible clearly enough in a brightly lit city, the constellation of all planets and stars above the house are calculated and animated in real time on the screen – creating a live map of the true dynamic astronomical conditions above.

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Tom Vack
Throughout the day the HYPERSKY display shows a live video feed of the sky above the house including all weather and light changes and the flight patterns of birds and airplanes.
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Tom Vack
In the hours of darkness HYPERSKY automatically switches to a view of the stars in the night sky. Since these are rarely visible clearly enough in a brightly lit city, the constellation of all planets and stars above the house are calculated and animated in real time on the screen – creating a live map of the true dynamic astronomical conditions above.

During heavy winds HYPERSKY automatically switches to thermodynamic visualization of the wind currents streaming around the house.

During rainfall HYPERSKY shows abstract displays of rain drops falling onto a virtual liquid surface.

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Tom Vack
During heavy winds HYPERSKY automatically switches to thermodynamic visualization of the wind currents streaming around the house.
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Tom Vack
During rainfall HYPERSKY shows abstract displays of rain drops falling onto a virtual liquid surface.

A radar system picks up signals sent by airplanes, revealing their current position, origin and destination.

A satellite tracking system confers with online databases to show the location, speed, altitude and owner of each satellite as it passes by, hundreds of kilometers in space.

A radar system picks up signals sent by airplanes, revealing their current position, origin and destination.
A satellite tracking system confers with online databases to show the location, speed, altitude and owner of each satellite as it passes by, hundreds of kilometers in space.

Hypersky Display and Control Panel System Electronics Cabling

Hypersky System Sensors and Content Layering Logic

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Hypersky Display and Control Panel System Electronics Cabling
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Hypersky System Sensors and Content Layering Logic

Hypersky LED Display Testing

Hypersky LED Display On Site Shootout

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Hypersky LED Display Testing
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Hypersky LED Display On Site Shootout