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Creative Projection

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

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IllumiRoom

IllumiRoom is still in the development stages and we've covered it before. I found this new video however which gives an even better idea of the direction Microsoft is taking with this and since it includes projectors, we are all very excited. Illumiroom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to obscure the line of demarcation between the virtual world and the organic one. Watch how the system alters the way the room looks, creates motion, extends the field of view, and takes the whole gaming experience to places we'd have only dreamed of a few years back.

Projecting on the Human Body

Studying the human anatomy in a classroom can be excruciatingly dull. I wish I could turn back the clock, return to my hopeless high school and college biology classes and infuse them with a little 3D projection mapping. When the body's systems come alive the impression is a lasting one.

Planetarium Projectors

Big Bear Lake California has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this week and so I thought it might be time for a positive projector related story from that city which is not too far from where I grew up in Southern California.more
Topics: Education, Projector

Interactive Music by way of Glockenspiel and Pico Projector

I am the first to admit that prior to viewing this video, I was completely ignorant as to the definition of Glockenspiel. But then a closer look made me realize that I'd seen one before, or at least something like it in a marching band at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. But that's not the reason I'm sharing this video. Creative Projection readers will appreciate the kind of creativity required to enlist the services of a pico projector and develop this interactive musical experience

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

Projecting us Toward the Holodeck

There are two very exciting technologies featured in this video from the Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Canada. The first is Telehuman which is basically a life sized cylindrical telepresence pod and a milestone toward seeing the fulfillment of my greatest Star Trek technology fantasies.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

The Next Step Toward Collaboration via Projector Phone

We have been following the evolution of pico projectors from their inception. At this stage, as pico technology is embedded in products from kids toys to mobile phones, this video is more about what's to come next. Researchers from the University of Duisberg-Essen have obviously listened to the conviction of so many smart phone owners who make statements such as "my entire life is in this phone." This is a bulky prototype of a telephone system that uses projector phones to provide the means for an interactive interface that would allow instantaneous sharing and collaboration far beyond that which can be achieved via voice communication.

Video Mapping on a Mannequin-Who Needs Expensive Models?

I have covered many examples of 3D projection mapping in this space. But the video below features LCI Productions out of the UK demonstrating the technique on a shop mannequin. I stopped to ponder over just how innovative this truly is and the kind of impact it could have over a wide swath of industries.more

Interactive Projectors and Interactive Legos

It was interesting getting a chance to peek into the world of depth cameras and computer vision algorithms and see how scientists are combining them with interactive projection to create a whole new way to play with Legos.more
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