The Cinema Snowglobe, by artists JD Beltran and Scott Minneman, was initially created and invented at The Workshop Residence from July 2012 to April 2013. They were further developed through a grant and residency at Stochastic Labs in Berkeley in late 2014. In June 2014, Cinema Snowglobes were awarded the New Technological Art Award, recognized as one of the top artworks in the world blending art and technology. The newest iteration of The Cinema Snowglobe also was featured at the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam In January 2015.
Shown is the Cinema Snowglobe: Golden Gate Bridge, which features a virtual journey across the Golden Gate Bridge in the palm of your hand.
These 21st century snowglobes marry the nostalgic form of the snowglobe with cutting-edged technology. They can feature moving images, still images or drawings, photographs, film, and video.