“There’s nothing like it in the world,” says host JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, the brain-parent of this enormous round room, this gateway to immersive media experiential bliss. She’s not exactly right — there have been large immersive theaters since the early 1990s — but the Allosphere is both more immersive and less subjective, according to its proponents, as you will soon see.…
Added by david mcconville on November 6, 2008 at 10:12am —
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
Added by Ka Chun Yu on September 12, 2008 at 7:30pm —
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
Added by Ka Chun Yu on August 8, 2008 at 5:19pm —
Engineers John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Yonggang Huang of Northwestern University, Chicago have created an electronic eye-shaped camera that uses a new class of electronics technology that can conform to almost any shape of a human eye. The new retina-like camera sensor uses flexible photosensitive pixels.
Added by david mcconville on August 8, 2008 at 3:18pm —
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
Added by Ka Chun Yu on August 1, 2008 at 8:22pm —
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
Added by Ka Chun Yu on July 30, 2008 at 11:55pm —
...or at least this Swede.
I start by posting my video from IPS on my member page.
How's that for a charge of multimedial enjoyment!
Added by Jan Warnstam on July 28, 2008 at 8:30am —
, 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
Added by Ka Chun Yu on July 27, 2008 at 2:30am —
Here's a patent
for a new 3D volumetric display. What's cool about it is that it is not the volumetric display (which is not radically novel), but the haptic user interface allowing real-time hands-on manipulation of the virtual data.… Continue
Added by Ka Chun Yu on July 24, 2008 at 11:04pm —
given the intolerably busy schedules of everyone involved in fulldome-related obsessions, we're trying out this social network designed by none other than marc andreessen of mosaic and network fame. give it a go and let us know what you think...
Added by david mcconville on July 24, 2008 at 12:14pm —