Ka Chun Yu's Blog (6)

Personal VR cocoons and the future Holodeck

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 — No Comments

flexible imaging arrays

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 — No Comments

Microsoft's <i>Sphere</i>

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 — No Comments

multi-touch and gesture interactions for a tiled display

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 — No Comments

Making video more memorable, interesting, informative, ...

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

Added by Ka Chun Yu on July 27, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

3D volumetric display patent

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 — No Comments

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New from Loch Ness Productions: "Bo & Bub's Cosmic Ride"

Here's an exciting fulldome show, set to upbeat music, offering fun family-friendly entertainment for kids and adults of all…

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Now distributing: "Mice and the Moon"

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Piano Under the Stars winner 12 laurels

WINNER 12 LAURELS PIANO UNDER THE STARS

congratulations to whole team...we are very happy

Posted by Claudio Recabarren Madrid on September 24, 2021 at 4:31am

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