Interactive giga pixel projection for SAP Beijing
The SAP Inspiration Pavilion – originally designed for SAP Headquarters in Walldorf by Ars Electronica Futurelab – is an interactive exhibition on the subject “Big Data”. Already having developed the software for the original site, Garamantis was assigned by Ars Electronica Solutions to install and partially adjust both software and content in SAP’s newly-acquired offices in Beijing, China.
Garamantis designed this application for the smooth and acute rendering of large images with a width of 800.000 pixels; visitors can zoom into details without the image becoming pixelated, which creates the stunning effect of clear and seemingly infinite vision for viewers. This interactive projection also comprises an installation of actual spinning pinwheels to visualize data; their rotation speed, for instance, changes according to the internet access rate or the amount of current social media activity.