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The Solarium is an immersive art installation for Burning Man 2011. It invites the public to experience a brilliant digital sunrise.
The Solarium is an immersive art installation for Burning Man 2011. It invites the public to experience a brilliant digital sunrise.
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The Solarium is an art piece being built for Burning Man 2011.  Like a small planetarium for the sun, it strives to recreate our skies and offers the viewer a moment away from the noise and offers time to enjoy the wonders of watching a sunrise and nightfall, created with a field of LEDs along the inside of its domed ceiling.

This 8-foot tall structure allows participants to share an special experience often missed in day to day life. Operating at night, it will display a continuous sunrise/daytime/sunset/nighttime cycle against the inside dome of the structure every nine minutes, the amount of time most people spend between hitting snooze every morning.

During the day a solar panel array will recharge the batteries that power the LEDs that form this immersive experience.

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    - A thank you card and a book of three custom designed commemorative Solarium postcards

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    [CELESTIAL] - A thank you card, a book of three custom designed commemorative Solarium postcards + name or wish upon a beam of light highlighted on a star map poster

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    [BINARY LUMINARIES] - A thank you card, a book of three custom designed commemorative Solarium postcards + name and wishes upon a pair of beams (dedicate up to 2 people) highlighted on a star map poster

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    [CONSTELLATION] - A thank you card, a book of three custom designed commemorative Solarium postcards + name and wishes upon a constellation (dedicate up to 5 people) highlighted on a star map poster + catch a falling star, a piece of the Solarium's LED circuit board

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