Developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) by MS graduate candidate Arthur Nishimoto, "Fleet Commander" explores how a real-time interactive strategy game that would typically rely on complex keyboard commands and mouse interactions be transferred into a multi-user, multi-touch environment.
Originally designed for use with TacTile, a 52-inch multi-touch LCD tabletop display, "Fleet Commander" game play has been ported to EVL's 20-foot wide multi-touch LCD wall, Cyber-Commons.
Formally an analyst on Wall Street, Jason Krugman now employs himself as an electro-kinetic artist who specializes in interactive light sculptures. He works from basic flexible LED meshes, but that doesn’t mean these are predictable or typical LED fabrications.
The Zagreb Augmented Reality Kolektiv (ZARK) is a coalition of artists, educators, engineers and business professionals who share a vision of AR as the best new means the 21st Century has to offer for the purpose of advancing the arts, education and culture of Croatia as it relates to the rest of Europe and the world.
The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D takes the Nintendo 64™ classic -- one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made -- and returns it to the Nintendo 3DS system with the added depth and realism of stunning, glasses free 3D visuals.
In this game, Link™ sets off on a legendary journey through time to stop Ganondorf, the Gerudo King of Thieves who is seeking the Triforce, a holy relic that gives its holder ultimate power. The graphical upgrades and three-dimensional depth breathe new life into the expansive world of Hyrule.
Holographic concerts: not just for the Japanese anymore!
In yonder Beijing, Burberry fêted the opening of a new flagship store with a holographic catwalk show, featuring only six human models. The rest were 3D projections that the Digital Buzz Blog says were "almost undetectable and seamlessly integrated into the show."
The new store is one of about 100 Chinese Burberry locations that will be outfitted with "digital experiences."
It wasn’t until earlier this week when Michael Lynch, Autonomy founder and chief executive, casually demonstrated “Aurasma” on an iPhone, that I gained a clear sense of how life might end up imitating science fiction. Until now images have been overlaid on top of visual world. Autonomy embeds moving imagery within the world itself, transforming what you see in a way that’s visually convincing.
Aurasma — Mr. Lynch acknowledged that all of the good product names are already taken these days — is based on the company’s IDOL pattern recognizer, squeezed down to run on an iPhone 4.
It requires all of the computing horsepower the hand-held Apple smartphone can muster and it makes it possible to recognize a database of about a half-million objects. The neat trick, however, is it then uses the iPhone’s computing power to correctly “insert” a video image into the scene on the screen of the handset or tablet, complete with convincing 3D accuracy.
Recent increased usage of stereo displays has been accompanied by public concern about potential adverse effects associated with prolonged viewing of stereo imagery. There are numerous potential sources of adverse effects, but we focused on how vergence–accommodation conflicts in stereo displays affect visual discomfort and fatigue. In one experiment, we examined the effect of viewing distance on discomfort and fatigue.
Although bulky virtual reality glasses are clearly dorky, Seattle-based Innovega believes some folks, particularly those with bad vision, would be willing to pay for special contact lenses and sunglasses that offer high-definition video and gaming.
Eric Lagman, human and industrial designer from South Carolina, has poured hour upon hour into creating the best human models known to the modern CAD industry. His new site, CADHuman.com, delivers the monochromatic body parts direct to your modeling environment.
Our daily lives are filled with advertisements of the latest and greatest technologies offering to “change the way we live.” Today with such a low entry point, (thanks to the success of the Internet,) these technologies are coming in at a rapid pace.