A personal immersive, multimedia bubble is promised in the Immersive Cocoon, which allows you to walk inside and have a personal virtual reality experience. Not only does it have a sleek, Kubrickian design on the outside:
but the user interaction is futuristic as well. The tracking systems follow hand and arm gestures, and body movements, so that the user… Continue
A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed and built a flexible pixel imaging array. Instead of a planar, rigid array, like the CMOS and CCD detectors that are now common in digital cameras, their sensor can be curved. Their goal is to build a camera that is similar to the human eye, where as you'll recall, the imaging is done on the retina on the curved hemispherical inside of… Continue
Microsoft has a follow-up to their Surface table, and CNET has a couple of articles about the Sphere. I'm not sure how useful this will be. We already have considerable experience with Science on a Sphere. Even with four projectors and a 2 meter diameter sphere, there are clear limitations to how much detail you can see on a SoS. And although it's great for global… Continue
The Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a major grant by the National Science Foundation to build their OmegaTable. This is a next generation version of their LambdaTable, which itself was an impressive 24 million pixel tiled display consisting of six LCD screens in a… Continue
Annie Lang, a professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, has long been doing research to understand how people view and react to video stimuli. For instance in 1996, she, John Newhagen, and Byron Reeves wrote a paper showing that not only does negative content in news stories… Continue
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