MetaDome at Art Chicago provided an opportunity for intimate respite from the bustling atmosphere of the international art fair. Located in the main lobby of Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart, visitors transitioned from the busy intersection of art and commerce to an immersive projection of the night sky. 

The calm presence of seated viewers activates the sky, stars slowly migrating into patterns on the dome ceiling that engender individual and communal awareness. Metadome presents a responsive visualization that is simultaneously vast and reflective, exterior and interior, public and private.  

Proposal Details presented to SAIC Committee

Proposal Details

PostCard for MetaDome

3D Rendering for Proposal

3D Rendering Side View

Setting Up the Dome

It Inflates!

View from Above

Opening Day, Ready for Visitors

Visitors In Queue

Shawn Decker, Roland Roos

Working on the Sound

Roland, the dedicated composer

Jason Cook, Bolanle Adeboye

Our Chair Design

Speakers, Sensors & EL Panels

View Inside the Dome

Each Viewer's Star Cluster

Merchandice Mart (event building)