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January 25, 2023—We regret to have to share the news that John Jacobsen died at his home in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on January 12, with his wife, Jeanie Stahl, by his side. John founded White Oak Associates, which led strategic planning initiatives for more than 100 museums. His museum career began in 1985 as Associate Director of the Boston Museum of Science, where, under the leadership of Dr. Roger Nichols, he executive produced the Museum’s $24 million Hall Wing and Mugar Omni Theater and oversaw the making of the popular IMAX short film New England Time Capsule. John and Jeanie later co-executive produced the IMAX film The Living Sea produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
GSCA is pleased to announce the release of the Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications (DIGSS) version 2.0
DIGSS is an initiative to establish technical specifications for
digital theaters with giant flat and dome screens. This
latest version significantly simplifies the structures of the narrative
section and the table of specifications compared to earlier versions.
2.0 also recognizes two new technologies that have dramatically
enhanced digital image quality: high frame rate and high dynamic range.