Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Microsoft IllumiRoom

While we are looking forward to immersion like the Oculus Rift (now coming to TF2 btw) it is cool to see folk like Microsoft expanding the screen beyond its borders with ideas like the IllumiRoom. The idea of using a projector to fill out the room with supplemental imagery based on the on-screen game/image is a clever idea for enhancing the experience and helping to transport the user beyond their regular lounge room.

The demo videos look very nifty, taking ideas from arty projections and bringing them into our space. Whether the projected content was an extension of a 3D World, distorting the lounge room to match on-screen experience or just related fun the idea looks very engaging. I liked the idea of my furniture shaking in response to in-game explosions etc...

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