@ American Museum of Natural History

For over 10 years V Owen Bush and Glowing Pictures have had a special collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History. Starting in 2003 with work on SonicVision at the Hayden Planetarium until now when Glowing Pictures and Benton C Bainbridge have now been the resident visual designers of One Step Beyond for all 8 seasons of largely sold-out events.

One Step Beyond

A truly creative and collaborative company who’s dedication to perfecting visuals to our unique space has helped make the One Step Beyond Dj series the success that it is today.
— Bradley Harris, Sr. Director AMNH

is a recurring event at the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of the Universe. Since 2006 Glowing Pictures have performed at over 50 events using displays, projections, mirrors, lights and lasers. The Village Voice says "One Step Beyond literally has you on another planet with the spectacular light show". At One Step Beyond we've had the great honor of performing with artists such as Kanye West, Moby, James Blake, Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Louis Vega, and many many more.


Huffington PostNPRVillage Voice New York Times • New York Times on Shabazz Palaces at One Step BeyondThe Fader on Shabazz Palaces at One Step Beyond.

First Comes the Dream

On July 19 2012, Gizmodo brought together some of the greatest minds in science and technology in New York City to collectively remind ourselves how important it is to keep dreaming. Glowing Pictures created projection mapped windows into alien landscapes for "First Comes the Dream" in a collaboration with FramestoreAMNH, and GizmodoFirst Comes the Dream featured presentations from NASA director Dr. Charles Bolden, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and mayor Michael Bloomberg. It was attended by the brightest stars of New York's tech scene, including Foursquare's Dennis Crowley, 4chan's Chris Poole, Reddit's Alexis Ohanian and Matt Stone of South Park.

Annalee Newitz's conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson.


V Owen Bush was the Editor and Composite Artist of SonicVision the groundbreaking fulldome visual music show developed at the AMNH's Hayden Planetarium. 

SonicVision has been included in the history of Sound & Vision timeline

SonicVision is a digitally animated planetarium music show featuring 38 minutes of music from 17 different musical artists. The content of the animation includes visions of astronomy and space travel as well as abstractions, mandalic imagery, and visual puns. It is a descendant of the laser light shows popular at planetariums in the 1980s and 1990s. As a fully digitally animated music show in a planetarium half-sphere video format, SonicVision is likely the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

In addition to playing at the American Museum of Natural History, Sonic Vision also shows at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Oakland's Chabot Space & Science Center, and the Milwaukee Public Museum's planetarium.

Some articles about SonicVision: Michel Marriott's New York Times Article, Jon Pareles' New York Times Review, AMNH's promotional PDF.