The centerpiece of Earth Edition consists of three interlocking geodesic domes featuring 180-degree immersive projections and sonic experiences. Participants are invited to a journey of creative engagement to imagine their own ideal eco-futures. In the final dome, personal eco-futuristic imaginings are rendered through interactive AI imaging technologies, into images that are immediately projected in a digital art gallery of collective visioning. Created in partnership with Visions2030 by Minds Over Matter (formerly Obscura Digital), this collaboration strives to speak to the imaginations of people of all backgrounds within a context of local and global communities.
This immersive multi-node festival of sensory environments, site-specific installations, and socially engaged programs, anchored by the Lumisphere Experience’s dazzling dream domes, took place September 15-24, 2023. Located at the iconic CalArts in northern Los Angeles County, the event explored, through an appeal to the imagination, sustainability and positive futures — intended to delight and open visitors’ eyes to new possibilities.
Earth Edition celebrated earth optimism, opportunities, and possibilities, aiming to shift the tone of conversation around the climate crisis by sparking the imagination, showcasing innovation, engaging community, and creating space to dream up positive eco-futures.