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Tag: Projection

2Pac Hologram May Go on Tour

2Pac Hologram May Go on Tour
If you’re a fan of rap music, you may have already heard about the Tupac Shakur “hologram” that was on stage at the Coachella Music Festival in California back over the weekend. That means that the performance wasn’t simply a archival video running from an old performance, rather it’s a synthetic creation.

Starfield Kinect Swing Probably Would Make You Pretty Dizzy

Starfield Kinect Swing Probably Would Make You Pretty Dizzy
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting interactive experiments and artworks since it first came on the scene. It’s clear that these alternative uses for the motion sensing technology are often more compelling than the games themselves.

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)
Using a variety of visual tricks, including projection mapping, props, and motion-tracking, Sony managed to create some of the most mind-blowing visual illusions I’ve ever seen on video, bringing to life a sort of virtual “holodeck” for us to feast our eyes on.

Mask-Bot: the Face-shifting Robot of Your Nightmares

Mask-Bot: the Face-shifting Robot of Your Nightmares
Most humanoid robots either have a silly face, or a cold emotionless one and certainly most only have that one face. How about a robot that can change faces whenever it wants? I’m talking creepy 3D faces that make them look human.

Braincar Splatters its Grey Matter All Over the Road

Braincar Splatters its Grey Matter All Over the Road
Yes, that is a giant brain in the back of the car you see here. The car is called Braincar (surprising right) and was designed by an artist names Olaf Mooij. The artist drives the car around during the day and the little black thing on top of the brain is a camera that records his travels.

MMOV Takes Projection Mapping on the Road

MMOV Takes Projection Mapping on the Road
For those of you unfamiliar with projection mapping, it’s a really cool visual technique used to combine the surfaces of real-world structures with projected images to create mind-blowing visual effects. Typically, these light shows require complex manual setups of projection gear to get the effect right, but the guys over at Visual Drugstore built out a mobile rig for projection-mapping.

Virtual Insects Crawl on Real Hands

Virtual Insects Crawl on Real Hands
Spotted at SIGGRAPH 2010, this interactive art display might just look like a pile of sand, but stick your hands in it, and a variety of creepy crawly insects come to life. Thankfully, these nasty many-legged creatures aren’t real.

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?
Everything’s in 3D these days, so why shouldn’t Tetris get the X/Y/Z treatment too? Researchers Peter Barnum Srinivasa Narasimhan, and Takeo Kanade at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a way to project 3-dimensional images onto multiple curtains of water to form a volumetric display.

Sportpong: Tennis + Football + Nerds

Sportpong: Tennis + Football + Nerds
Sportpong is a Nintendo-like take on the classic game, requiring physical movement to block or hit a virtual ball. But instead of using their hands, players put on paddles in the form of reflectors on each feet and play on a projected field.

Hoload Displays Show Objects in 3d Without Glasses

Hoload Displays Show Objects in 3d Without Glasses
Sure, sure, everyone at CES has shown off their fancy new 3D wares, but the vast majority of 3D tech requires that the viewer wear a pair of glasses, and doesn’t actually let you walk around the object in question and see it from the sides.

905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen

905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen
This unique art installation uses a canvas of 905 individual ping pong balls as a projection surface for interactive video imagery. For his work titled 905, artist maybites suspended 67 strings of ping pong balls in a cylindrical formation, with each ball acting as a sort of pixel for projecting digital images.

Mitsubishi Laservue Projection Tv: Yet Another Expensive “World’S First” Gadget

Mitsubishi Laservue Projection Tv: Yet Another Expensive “World’S First” Gadget
Mitsubishi’s L65A90 LaserVue 65-inch Rear Projection HDTV is the world’s first laser-powered television, and the company claims that its laser-lit DLP delivers twice as many colors as the now stupid and old LCD and plasma HDTVs.

I’ve Got My Eye on You

I’ve Got My Eye on You
Interactive artist Marcus Graf created this dramatic video display window which keeps a watchful eye on passersby. The piece, entitled I, ball used a webcam along with special processing software to detect people as they pass the display window.

World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen

World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen
HP wowed crowds with this amazing, massive multi-touch display wall at this past week’s Wall Street Journal D5 Conference. The 16 x 8-foot interactive display allowed multiple visitors to simultaneously control audio, video, photos and other multimedia content using their hands to navigate.

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