Creative Projection

A collection of videos highlighting the fun and creative uses of projectors.

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Projectors Involved in Bringing Site to the Blind

These special glasses developed at the University of Oxford, use two cameras and an infrared projector to detect nearby objects. They use a gyroscope, a compass, and a GPS to help orient the wearer. The Images that are created through this data are then projected on transparent OLEDs. Yhe hardest part for any innovator is to have his or her creation reach the public. Hopefully this one will be put on the fast track.

Projector Yields Bounty in a Storm

This is an example of the unexpected that can happen when someone gets creative with a projector. I'm not certain what would have prompted BMaffit to pick up his projector(with a movie running) and point it outward into the blizzard raging in the Northeast earlier this month...but he did. This video captured the results and with those images set to music, this gentleman has found something that is far more relaxing than the "Sounds of the Rain Forest" CD my kids hoped would make me "more chill." Or did they say "chill out?"more

It's Like Google Docs...but Not

I guess if I were to describe the goals of this this paper computing technology it would appear to be less than a good thing because from what I can tell it has the goal of being a paper-based version of Google Docs. What's up with that? However, once you consider that it is meant for collaborating artists, it makes more sense.more

Projectors Making Driving in the Rain Safer

As we all know well, our car headlights are intended to improve visibility at night by lighting up the road. The down side of this is that headlights also illuminate raindrops and snowflakes making them a major driver distraction and causing countless accidents.

Carnegie Mellon researchers are working to make driving in the elements much safer and have developed a prototype system using a projector, camera, and 50/50 beamsplitter. The camera images the precipitation at the top of the field of view. When a raindrop falls into the top of this field, it is illuminated by the projector and its image is picked up by the camera.more

IllumiShare: Projectors Dissolving Borders

It's a pretty nifty trick with far reaching implications. A peripheral device, IllumiShare appears to be a desk lamp, and like that device, it lights up the surface at which it is pointed. The components are straightforward: a computer, camera, projector and software. They capture the surface of my desk and send send it to my remote office colleague in London, my professor in Brussels, or my online friend in Tehran. There we interact in virtual ways that allow an actual physical game of Crazy Eights, simultaneous Hangman with an actual pad and pen, or the side by side comparison of Barbie and Ken with Sara and Daramore

Projectors in Perspective

I have an increasing fascination with projectors in art. This video presents an interesting perspective on perspective so to speak. When you watch, understand that the camera is tracking the eye movements of the viewer in the room and software computes the corresponding angle of his view and projects it onto the concrete cube--the very section of the area the sculpture is actually blocking. The effect is that the cube appears to be transparent.