The United Nation’s headquarters in New York was transformed with projection mapping as part of the World Humanitarian Day #theworldneedsmore campaign, during which Twitter users joined artist/producer David Guetta to help raise funds for typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines, the crisis in Syria, and other under-funded crises.
Mission Media Ltd contracted Bluman Associates to design and specify a system for projection mapping the 509' tall building. “This was a huge task, with the projection area spanning 280' across and 130' high,” says Pod Bluman, managing director of Bluman Associates. “We had 16 projectors in total with a very short load in time of just 48 hours. We designed and collated all content, including David Guetta’s video and supporting material from the UN, plus graphics such as live streaming of #theworldneedsmore tweets."
The setup included 20 Panasonic PT-DZ21K Projectors, two Green Hippo Hippotizer HD HD media servers with i7 processors, four Barco ImagePRO HD units, two Datapath X4 controllers, a Geffen 16x16 DVI router, an AJA Video Systems Kumo 16x16 HD/SDI router, and two IBM thinkpad PC running Panasonic Geometry Manager Pro software.
Guetta also introduced the following video for "One Voice," during the event.