MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, November 21, 2019 — For the 4.3 million people who visit The Statue of Liberty in New York harbor each year, experiencing the monument’s history firsthand is a major part of the journey.With the May 2019 opening of The Statue of Liberty Museum, created by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., each visitor can explore its history through immersive interactive exhibits powered by industry-leading RealMotion™ servers. The content, which leverages cutting-edge interactive video technologies, was designed by ESI Design, who enlisted Montréal-based experience design studio Float4 to produce and integrate the technology and programming behind the content.“The 16 RealMotion servers we used for this project are crucial to creating the multi-sensory, multi-room interactive experience that FX Collaborative and ESI Design envisioned for the museum,” said RealMotion Director Geoff Platt. “The result is an exciting journey where guests learn about each stage of the statue’s life and history through interactive RealMotion experiences that bind emotive interactive content to various sensors within the technology infrastructure.”The journey begins in the Immersive Theater, where three wall-sized curved projection screens take guests to new heights with aerial videos, historical footage and a flythrough of the statue’s interior generated and delivered by three RealMotion servers. A connected countdown screen helps regulate the flow of visitors through the Immersive Theater. All four displays are synchronized to cultivate a seamless visitor experience.The Becoming Liberty experience is a salute to the diverse connotations of Lady Liberty and takes advantage of innovations in generative visuals driven by real-time data. Thousands of guests are invited to use any of the 20 touchscreen kiosks to share their country of origin as well as a personal photo taken at the kiosk, and to choose a selection of images that represent their idea of ‘liberty.’ All kiosks communicate with a content management system located in the RealMotion server. This CMS receives updatable content and submissions created from the kiosks. Cloud-based artificial intelligence software work with RealMotion’s servers to automatically consolidate more than 30,000 data points into a cyclically-updated digital mural, displayed on ‘The Canvas’, a 40-foot-wide by 11-foot-tall digital screen.In the exhibits for Imagining Liberty and Embracing Liberty there are additional interactive moments in the forms of ‘Bartholdi’s Sketches’ and ‘The Statue in Popular Culture’. Four touchscreen stations engage guests with dynamic applications that feed data in real time to four connected RealMotion servers. In this instance, the servers’ most important function is to provide ultimate reliability for constant operation, eliminating the need for frequent maintenance or intervention.“In each exhibit, the RealMotion platform is vital to consistent operation and successful guest engagement,” said Platt. “As an island-based attraction with minimal on-site support staff, the superior level of reliability RealMotion offers is necessary. Reliability in servers is a necessary trait, so that developers, creatives and owners can build successful, long-term interactive experiences. All the installations in the museum have a redundant back-up server, so if an issue ever does arise, all the content, structures and particles are automatically transferred to the backup to ensure that there are no interruptions to daily operation.”The Statue of Liberty Museum was designed by architecture firm FX Collaborative, and constructed by Phelps Construction Group. The interactive exhibits, designed by ESI Design and integrated by Float4, demonstrate the capabilities of real-time graphics in a culture-consumption setting. RealMotion is proud to power the captivating installations of the Statue of Liberty Museum.
DURBAN, (Reuters) – Seamer Vishwa Fernando bagged four wickets as Sri Lanka took the honours on day one of the first test against South Africa by reducing their hosts to 235 all out at Kingsmead yesterday. The tourists were 49 for one in reply, trailing by 186 runs on a lively wicket that appeared to get easier to bat on.Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (28 not out) and the attacking Oshada Fernando (17 not out) will resume on the second morning, hoping to lay the platform for a sizeable first innings lead.Sri Lanka opener Lahiru Thirimanne was their only wicket to fall, batting for close to half an hour before he was caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for a duck off seamer Dale Steyn. It was the perfect start to the tour for the Sri Lankans, who endured two heavy test defeats on their recent trip to Australia and have not won a game in any format since October.South Africa’s innings was rescued to a degree by a fighting 80 from De Kock before he was the last man out, having at least taken his side past the 200 mark.“We need to get off to a good start tomorrow and try and find a way to strike early,” De Kock told reporters. “They (Sri Lanka) have shown some good intent within their batsmen and will look to score quickly. We will have to figure out how we go about getting wickets.”HELPFUL WICKETDe Kock said they were not surprised by the quality of the visitors’ bowling attack on a helpful wicket. “Sri Lanka have always had a good pace attack, they have skill and their lines and lengths were tight as always. Here, a bit more movement off the wicket really assists them.”After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Sri Lanka had South Africa three wickets down with 17 runs on the board before Faf du Plessis (35) and Temba Bavuma (47) put on 72 for the fourth wicket to calm home nerves.But the tourists continued to chip away at the wickets column despite a positive run-rate from the hosts. Fernando (4-62) was impressive with the new ball as he had both openers Dean Elgar (0) and Aiden Markram (11) back in the changing rooms early.Bavuma showed good application before he was out in unfortunate circumstances, a straight drive from De Kock deflecting off the boot of bowler Fernando and onto the stumps with the batsman out of his crease.Keshav Maharaj (29) put on 47 with South African ‘keeper De Kock but was caught by Niroshan Dikwella off Fernando just before tea, with South Africa adding a potentially crucial 57 before being bowled out.
Confident hosts of the Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze tournament Guyana, will battle a deflated Windward Islands side in the fourth round at the National Stadium, Providence from 19.00hrs today. The two sides have experienced contrasting outcomes in the three matches they played with Guyana going down to Trinidad and Tobago while beating Leeward Islands and Jamaica whereas the Windwards are yet to mark a win.Guyana’s top order have amended some of its shortcomings from the Super50 competition and experimented with their batting order.Tremayne Smartt has been promoted to the opening role where she has scored 21, 22 and 44 at a strike rate of just over 103 but has solidified the top order as she featured in a half century stand with Sheneta Grimmond who has gotten starts of 13, 21 and 25 but is yet to convert those starts into big scores. Skipper Shemaine Campbelle continues to be the backbone of the team’s batting and has produced 119 runs from her three innings including an unbeaten half century with a strike rate of 121.Vice-captain, Akaze Thompson, Shabika Gajnabi, Cherry Ann Fraser and Melanie Henry will all want to get among the runs and take some of the strain off of the top order. The capable batters have shown glimpses of their potential to strike the ball cleanly and capitalize in the last few overs but have not produced the goods expected of them.In the bowling department, left-arm seamer, Erva Giddings has been the topic of discussion in every opposition’s dressing room as they are yet to find a way to deal with her swing. Giddings, 33, represented West Indies in two One Day Internationals back in 2016 and has placed her name at the top of the tree for re-selection into the senior regional side with six wickets, all of which have been clean bowled at an economy rate of five. Akaze Thompson has provided support with four wickets at an economy rate of seven with her medium pace.The off-spinning duo of Grimmond and Plaffiana Millington has controlled the middle period with five and four wickets and economy rates of 4.9 and 5.6 respectively.Guyana can be a handful to deal with considering their variety of bowling options with Fraser, Gajnabi and Smartt capable seamers. Mandy Mangru with her off-spin has taken two wickets and features an economy rate of 6.3 while left arm spinner, Kaysia Schultz who has sent down only 10 deliveries in the T20 format, has figures of 1-14.Campbelle said the girls are in a positive frame of mind and that the confidence and belief is there.She said that she believes the side has improved but that more consistency was needed. She also pointed out that winning two games does boost the confidence and opined that the tournament is pretty much open but assured that the local girls will be giving their all on the field.“While some of the ladies never played under lights, it will be a bit of a challenge for them but the experienced set will need to assist. But I think catches under the lights are going to be a challenge and will be crucial to the game so we just need to work hard on that,” Campbelle said.Meanwhile, Windwards have suffered tremendously in all departments but showed their grit to bat through their full quotas.Against Trinidad in a rain-hit contest, their top order facilitated a decent start but their fielding let them down in the contest that went down to the wire. Juliana Nero remains the linchpin of the top order with scores of 60, 19 not out and 26 not out, scoring at a pedestrian pace of 109.Skipper Afy Fletcher has done the majority of the work with both bat and ball, scoring 72 runs at a rate of 123 and bowling tight spells.With the ball, Windwards have only managed eight wickets after winning two tosses and batting first on both occasions. Their fielding has let them down with poor efforts to cut off boundaries and a number of dropped catches where batters went on to make match changing scores