Bublcam visits the ROM

Posted: May 19, 2015 - 10:20 , by ROM
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The Bublcam captures spherical photos and videos of the ROM galleries

Over the last few months you may have seen us around the Museum with the team from Bubl Technology, especially if you were at our ROM Speaks event on March 31st

The team at bubl Technology have set out to make Google Streetview technology available for everyone. The camera is roughly the size of a small baseball and is capable of capturing 100% of the spherical range through panoramic photos and videos. While this technology is in itself not revolutionary, it wouldn't have the same opportunity without Bubl's proprietary software that enables real-time image stitching, giving the perception of a virtual world that you can explore inside your viewing device. 

At the Museum, we're very excited about the potential of this technology for a number of uses but mainly offering online visitors an immersive virtual visit of the museum, especially for people who are physically unable to visit the Museum. Below are a few shots and you can see more on Bubl's website: http://www.bublcam.com/ 

Here's a shot in our Rotunda

Here's a shot from under Futalognkosaurus

AND here's a selfie with our Panda just because


If you are a startup and have an interesting technology you think might work well inside the Museum, please do get in touch on Twitter or by leaving a comment below!

Ryan @wrdodger