Kickstarter campaign to produce a programmable display that can present 3D vector holograms using lasers and soundwaves:
So why doesn’t the world already have holographic projectors?
Because we’ve not been thinking simply: Most attempts have thrown
insane amounts of computing power, and sometimes plasma-inducing high
powered beams of infra red energy. Others use spinning screen devices
that would slice your fingers if you tried to touch them.
back to basics. The ideal holographic images we drew inspiration from
all appear to project into air, with no need for viewers to wear special
glasses or be locked into a single viewing angle.
out a way to get a laser emitter to fire only extremely precisely in 3D
space, using very little processor power. That was only the beginning.
Public art project from LfxLab is an animation designed to be presented on the
urban media screen
of Hong Kong’s tallest tower:
The future of the universe is uncertain, but there are many theories
on how it may end. The history of mankind is very short and we are just a
small chapter in the timespan of the world’s journey across time and
space. Against the backdrop of this eternal flow of time towards our
end, it is strangely comforting to know that our own human struggles on
this pale blue dot are but small and temporary in the scale of the
larger scheme of things. We are but specks of dust against the repeating
cycles of creation and destruction, as the counter reflecting the age
of the universe ticks away steadily.
This piece was presented on the 77,000 sqm of urban media screen that
makes up the façade of the ICC, the highest tower in Hong Kong on March
10th and 11th.
If there ever was a top-ten of the most gorgeous creatures on Earth (or, for that matter in the Universe :) ), the birds-of-paradise would definitely have to be shortlisted. There’s a great documentary by David Attenborough about these exquisite birds, you can watch it here.