National Museum of the American Indian Upgrades Immersive Video
D.C. Since 2005, visitors to the The National Museum of the
American Indian have enjoyed video experiences in the Lelawi
Theater. This included a central projection surface with images of
water flowing over rocks. The
ceiling showed the sky and storms.
For each showing, a projector recreates a traditional native campfire scene around which Native Americans tell stories. The digital “fire pit” is surrounded by four smaller screens in the center of the theater. As the audience sits in a circle of tiered benches, the full-dome allows them to view the “sky” above.
Lelawi's original digital theater system was created by the Global Immersion team when it was part of SEOS (now Rockwell Collins).
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