vrijdag 31 juli 2015

Video Wall Installation App.

Peerless-AV has just launched something they are calling the Peerless-AV Video Wall Mount Locator app. The new mobile app is designed to support Peerless-AV’s line of SmartMount Full-Service Video Wall Mounts (DS-VW755S, DS-VW765-LAND, DS-VW765-LQR, DS-VW765-POR and DS-VW765-PQR).

Designed for any installation utilizing the SmartMount Full-Service Video Wall Mounts, including applications such as shopping centers, retail stores, transportation centers, and corporate settings, the Peerless-AV claims the Video Wall Mount Locator app minimizes the needs for large construction crews and decreases installation costs.

With the addition of the Peerless-AV Video Wall Mount Locator app, integrators are able to easily determine the best location to place display mounts to create a seamless video wall. To get started, the user manually inputs the display orientation, the dimensions of the display, and the distance from the floor and wall, and the app calculates the ideal location to begin installation.

To ease installation, Peerless-AV’s line of SmartMount Full-Service Video Wall Mounts have been upgraded to feature a top center keyhole slot to help plot out and hang the video wall mounts.

The Peerless-AV Video Wall Mount Locator app is currently available in the United States for free via the iTunes store  and Google play store. The version for mobile web browsers can be found here.

donderdag 30 juli 2015

Demonstration of OTFT-based flexible E Ink technology.

FlexEnable (recently spun-off from PlasticLogic) demonstrated their OTFT-based flexible displays, including E Ink, LCD and OLED display. FlexEnable, based in Cambridge, UK, has developed the world's first commercial organic flexible transistor technology platform. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

woensdag 29 juli 2015

dinsdag 28 juli 2015

Media artist from France.

Paul Vivien, France
The most interesting issue of LPM 2015 is that you gravitate the people similar to you. That’s why Lumen met Paul Vivien, young and promising Media artist from France. And the talk was based on mutual knowledge exchange and planning the future.

New media artist specialized in the design and control of video installations and visual performances.
    _audiovisual sculptures in galleries
    _big screens in nightclubs and festivals
   _projection on architectures and monuments
Co-founder and Manager of OYÉ visual art label

Lumen: Oh hi, Paul, nice to meet you! Have you got interested in Polyform elements?
Paul: Yes, it’s kind of similar with our Kaleidos project in the frameworks of OYÉ label.
Lumen: What do you mean?
Paul: We create surface systems for mapping, one series within one style for each 6 months. And make it open for people. All elements are made of fire-resisting cardboard, very qualitative. Kaleidos team are aimed to create new collections concidering different math bases and art aproaches to make fascinating shows. Also we are spreading the area of possibilities for VJs and video mappers, so we can’t resist is somebody wants to use it.
Lumen: It’s really interesting as I see. But can it be so non-commercial?
Paul: Yes, it is so. And the next Kaleidos collection will be based on Bezier curves. We hope
Lumen: Oh, we’ll see, we’ll see! And what about your OYÉ label?
Paul: It’s a team of Aurélien Krieger, Tallulah Frappier, Charline Dally, Dylan Cote-Colisson and me, Paul Vivien. Also we consist of Kaleidos, there’re two my friends more: Paul Appert and Tom Hebrard. Together we are visual art label and we’re getting involved in different projects and art events to spread our ideas. Also we’re studying all the time and the events like LPM is the gold mind for us.
Lumen: Yes, we all feel the same here. But I don’t see your fellows by your side. Are they all such cool visual artists?
Paul: Definitely, they are (“laughing”). To tell the truth, I teached video mapping two of them.
Lumen: Oh really? And how it was?
Paul: Easy and uneasy at the same time, but it was interesting experience. We all are young and under 25 years old. So for us the studying process is chronic.
Lumen: And how’s LPM 2015, what do you think?
Paul: I’m just arrived, but I’m sure it will be wonderful this year.

The Climate Portal in Sweden.

Is it possible to move the weather? Well, yes. The Climate Portal simulates the weather live from all over the planet.

With more and more direct routes to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, we wanted to create a way for you to experience your destination before even boarding your plane. So you’ll know what to expect at the other side of the world. Welcome in!

maandag 27 juli 2015


Holo-Gauze, the patent-pending3D display solution for hologram effects, is being utilized as the display platform for ARHT Media to produce its HumaGram avatars, which are generated using Augmented Reality Holographic Technology (ARHT) — a ‘scalable, repeatable and transportable form of 3D,’ without the need for glasses.

ARHT recently ‘holo-ported’ life coach Tony Robbins live on stage to Australia from Miami as a HumaGram (human hologram) for his latest Business Mastery event, using Holo-Gauze to display the holographic image at the venue. Robbins spoke to his audience and was also able to see and interact with them in real-time.

This was the longest running “live 2-way” holographic performance ever. With a multi-continent delivery traversing three quarters of the planet in real time.

On June 20th 2015 in Melbourne Australia, we successfully Holo-Ported Tony Robbins live on stage from Miami as a HumaGram (human hologram) for his Business Mastery event. Tony spoke live to an audience, while also being able to see them via video feed and interact with them in realtime.

This was the longest running “live 2-way” holographic performance ever. With a multi-continent delivery traversing three quarters of the planet in real time.

“I am delighted that ARHT have decided to use Holo-Gauze as part of its HumaGram solution,” Holo-Gauze founder and Holotronica MD Stuart Warren-Hill said. “Holo-Gauze is the perfect solution for live events such as these, allowing for the projection of ‘holographic’ avatars of real human beings, either in real-time or as video recordings.”

Launched to market last September, Holo-Gauze has been used to produce a triptych of Michael Flatley for the new Lord of the Dance production, LOTD: Dangerous Games. Holo-Gauze also produced visuals for the story of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity at May’s World Science Festival in NYC and was used to realize the holographic magic in Damon Albarn’s wonder.land musical at the Manchester International Festival.

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

Guitar Improv Kinect

Quick & dirty capture. Music and Weissenborn guitar in Ableton, realtime Kinect 2 based fx in vvvv using DX11.

donderdag 23 juli 2015

Coffee Ad.

Cafe Pele and advertising Lew'Lara placed a billboard, equipped with a motion sensor, in a subway station in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. When people walk past or around waiting, they see one man or woman yawn at the monitors. Yawning is contagious, and soon turn the whole station to yawn. And then there are the Cafe Pele girls, who offer all travelers a cup of coffee. The project demonstrates how displays can be used to support an activation action between customers and employees.

woensdag 22 juli 2015

Cynap - Powerful Presentation & Collaboration System

Just like in the human brain, where synapses are essential for rapid processing and transmission of information, the WolfVision Cynap Presentation and Collaboration System, is a powerful, multi-functional, flexible interface, providing quick and easy access to information of all types from any source.

dinsdag 21 juli 2015

First E Ink traffic signs installed in Australia.

The Australian road and maritime Services (RMS) installed the world's first E Ink traffic signs that are optimized for road traffic. The signs use wireless communication over the cellular network can can withstand the sun's heat and power outages as it is powered by solar energy.

Visionect-RMS George-St E-Ink sign photo
The management system was developed by Visionect. The company explains that the hardware components are managed by server software programmed to 'wake up' the sign for certain pre-scheduled windows of time when the content on the sign will be changed using 3G technology. When the system is in sleep mode, it uses no power - due to the E Ink's display non volatility.

HoloLens could teach the next wave of doctors.

Microsoft is big on using HoloLens to advance science and education, but what will that actually look like? You might have a good idea after today. The company has posted a video showing how Case Western Reserve University would like to use the holographic computer to teach medicine. Students could walk around anatomical models to see how bones, muscles and organs work in the context of a human body without resorting to cadavers. They could also produce simulations that let future doctors fail in a relatively low-stress environment -- there's no live patient here, after all. Although it'll probably be a while before you have to don HoloLens to complete a PhD, this clip shows that it's no longer an outlandish concept.

maandag 20 juli 2015

donderdag 16 juli 2015

Mishkat Visitor Centre.

The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy was commissioned by the current King of Saudi Arabia to encourage, excite and inform the Saudi youth of today about the benefits and innovations of atomic and renewable energies. AllofUs created an experience for the central hall: 3 wave shaped tables, each measuring 7m in length, situated in a 27m long hall with 9 downward facing Kinect cameras & projectors that displayed generative content on the tables. This generative content, rendered in real-time, consists of 4 modes that artistically visualise alternative energies: Solar, Wind, Geo-thermal and Atomic. Each mode intuitively reacts to visitor gestures and presence, revealing factual content bubbles that ebb and flow against the visual energy flow. Ambient LED light strips were used to compliment the visuals. AllofUs created the concept, design and bespoke software for the central hall interactive (LED curtains and tables) and worked alongside Beck Interiors, KCA London, Electrosonic, SI Electrical and LED Curve.

woensdag 15 juli 2015

Vertical - Interactive Product Display.

Perch Interactive is a spin-off of Potion. Potion is an award winning interactive design and technology firm located in New York City.

dinsdag 14 juli 2015

maandag 13 juli 2015

Video Mapping in Tel Aviv / Israël

Artistiek Management by; Katherinne Ray - Motion Graphic Designer by Locomotion
A poject from; Simul Ltd

zaterdag 11 juli 2015

Olika Fountain.

Antalya Turkey Olika Fontain - Mardan Palace

vrijdag 10 juli 2015

PixelFit - Natalie smashed It

Natalie smashed to the top of the leader board with 54 squats in 30 seconds!

donderdag 9 juli 2015

Tech development promises stretchy interactive screens.

Source; www.inavateonthenet.net

Shape changing displays are set to transform how we interact with content thanks to an EU-backed research project that ends this year. GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) started in January 2013 and brought together four universities from the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark. It has delivered a number of prototypes including Emerge, a system to display manipulable 3D bar charts. “This will have all sorts of implications for the future, from everyday interaction with mobile phones to learning with computers and design work,” Professor Kasper Hornbæk, from the University of Copenhagen, said in a statement.

“It’s not only about deforming the shape of the screen, but also the digital object you want to manipulate, maybe even in mid-air. Through ultrasound levitation technology, for example, we can project the display out of the flat screen. And thanks to deformable screens we can plunge our fingers into it.”

Alongside prototypes the research group suggests future applications such as giving a surgeon the opportunity to work on a virtual brain with a rich tactile experience, before performing a real-life operation.

Researchers have also been working with ‘morphees’, which are flexible mobile devices with lycra or alloy displays which bend and stretch according to use. These can change shape automatically or be resized depending on the content the user wishes to view.

UltraHaptics, a startup featured by InAVate in October 2013, also came out of the GHOST project. The company emerged from the University of Bristol and uses ultrasound to create feeling in mid-air.

“GHOST has made a lot of progress simply by bringing the partners together and allowing us to share our discoveries,” added Professor Hornbæk. “Displays which change shape as you are using them are probably only five years off now. If you want your smartphone to project the landscape of a terrain 20 or 30 cm out of the display, that’s a little further off - but we’re working on it.”

woensdag 8 juli 2015

Graubünden Tourism.

Graubünden Tourism is bringing together the most hectic and most peaceful places in Switzerland – via an electronic live billboard at Zurich Central Station that will transport stressed-out city dwellers to the Graubünden village of Vrin.

Samsung Display Hurries to Mass Produce Mirror OLEDs

As Samsung Display has decided to bring forward the mass production of its industry’s first Mirror and Transparent OLED display panels. It will start production in its A2 line from this year.

According to industry sources and the press in Hong Kong, the Chow Sang Sang Group, which has numerous large jewelry stores in Hong Kong and Macao, will introduce commercial displays using Samsung Display’s Mirror OLED panel technology in its stores. The Chow Sang Sang Group runs nearly 190 jewelry stores in China and Hong Kong.

Samsung Display’s Mirror OLED display panel has 75 percent reflectance, which is similar to actual mirrors. It will provide a digital viewing platform to help consumers vividly see themselves wearing the necklaces and earrings that they might wish to buy without actually wearing them. This augmented reality program will be created when Samsung’s Media Player is integrated with Intel’s Real Sense Solution.

Existing mirror LCD displays had about a 50 percent reflectance level, so it delivers only limited visibility. However, the Samsung Mirror Display delivers an exceptionally high 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a much faster response time at less than 1 ms than LCD transparent panels (4,000:1, 8 ms), as well as high reflectance levels.

Securing its client companies in advance, Samsung Display is moving up the mass production of its Mirror OLED display panels. The first customer is the global digital marketing agency Mirum. Mirum will sell commercial displays using Samsung’s new technology under the name “Magic Mirror 2.0” to fashion and jewelry companies, including the Chow Sang Sang Group.

dinsdag 7 juli 2015

Glasses used to make life easier for the elderly.

Source; www.inavateonthenet.net/

A 1.2 million euro research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University, Germany, has created a pair of smart glasses designed to help elderly people live more self-sufficient lives. The project, called ADAMAAS (Adaptive and Mobile Action Assistance in Daily Living Activities), uses intelligent glasses that provide intuitive support in everyday situations. The technology platform is being provided by eye-tracking specialist SensoMotoric Instruments.

The system will be able to identify problems in actual action processes, to react when mistakes are made, as well as to display situation and context dependent assistance in textual, visual or avatar based formats superimposed on a transparent virtual plane in the users’ field of view.

"ADAMAAS is the first adaptive and mobile assistance system that supports users in everyday action processes," says Professor Dr. Thomas Schack, who leads the research group Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics (NCA) at CITEC.

The system will be able to identify problems in actual action processes and provide situation, context and specific help comment and hints on the virtual display in the users’ field of view in order to support the successful completion of an action. The glasses are meant to provide assistance for activities such as baking a cake, making coffee, repairing a bicycle, or even practicing yoga. ADAMAAS is particularly focused on elderly or disabled people. With the help of the assistive glasses, the hope is that these people will be able to live a self-sufficient life in an age appropriate way according to their mental and physical capabilities.

"In this project, different technologies are being combined, including memory research, eye tracking and vital parameter measurements (such as pulse or heart rate), object and action recognition (Computer Vision), as well as Augmented Reality with modern diagnostics and corrective intervention techniques," explains CITEC researcher Thomas Schack.

The goal of ADAMAAS is to get from a stationary diagnostic system to a mobile, dynamical- adaptive action support and monitoring system which is able to react to failures, to provide individualised prompting feedback for action support and to learn from experts on one hand and about the individual behavior of the user on the other hand. This distinguishes it from conventional head-mounted displays.

JCDecaux wins Copenhagen’s street furniture contract.

JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today that following a competitive tender, its subsidiary AFA JCDecaux has been awarded the exclusive Copenhagen’s street furniture contract, for a period of 15 years.

The contract covers the design, installation and maintenance of 645 bus shelters – all containing either count-down traffic information or LCD 42’’ digital traffic information –, as well as other street furniture equipment. It will also include the first network of premium digital screens in the city centre.

In line with Copenhagen’s strong vision of becoming the world’s first CO2 neutral capital by 2025, JCDecaux, ISO-14001 certified in Denmark, has established environmental goals to have the least impact on the surrounding environment: reduction of the total energy consumption for street furniture in the City of Copenhagen by 49 %, use of electrical vehicles for operation and maintenance, use of rain water for washing and cleaning, etc...

maandag 6 juli 2015

Spherical touch table.


Projection-mapping shows in Amsterdam

projection-mapping shows (Black Espresso @ Qpark/ waterkant) that Univate did for the Magnum Pink & Black night Amsterdam:

Projection mapping for Magnum from a boat in the canals of Amsterdam. As part of the Pink & Black night Amsterdam show on 28-05-2015.

the Augmented Reality Sandbox.

The East Carolina Geology department takes The East Carolinian inside its building and reveals an interesting new tool that will be used to teach students more about the topography landscapes of land and water.

Check out the story online at theeastcarolinian.com

vrijdag 3 juli 2015

Holograms you can touch using high-powered lasers

Three-dimensional, interactive holograms are now a reality, thanks to researchers in Japan who have used powerful, ultra-quick lasers to produce holograms that can be physically felt and respond to human touch.

According to volunteers who have tested these interactive holograms, the mid-air mirages feel somewhere between sandpaper and a static shock. They're made using tiny points of plasma light called voxels, that are created when the focused energy of a laser ionises the surrounding air.

The lasers used by the team from the University of Tsukuba's Digital Nature Group (DNG) are special femtosecond lasers transmitting in bursts of 30 to 270 femtoseconds (1 femtosecond is a quadrillionth of a second). Combined with a spatial light modulator, a mirror, and a Galvano scanner (used to precisely target lasers), the DNG team was able to create shapes up to 1 cm cubed with a resolution of up to 200,000 dots-per-second at the highest setting.

That high speed means the holograms can respond in real-time to touches and add a level of interactivity with the help of a camera underneath, which monitors finger and hand movements. While previous experiments have achieved similar results, the DNG researchers say their study is the first to offer such a high resolution without being harmful to the human touch.

The key to preventing the lasers from burning skin was reducing the duration of the laser's bursts - the sweet spot was between 50 milliseconds and 1 second. Team leader Yoichi Ochiai says the hologram size is limited by the size of the spatial light modulator included in the setup, and he's hoping to develop this proof-of-concept further in the future.

As for how the technology could eventually be used, imagine ticking off a checklist that hangs in the air, or animals in a holographic zoo you can reach out and touch - this is all a long way down the line, but the potential is there once scientists work out how to make these holograms larger and more varied.

"The spatial light modulator [can] modify the phases of light rates and produce various spatial distributions of light based on interference," explains the team from DNG. "Our results led to calmer and safer plasma generation that can be incorporated into our daily lives."

The same technique was used to display projects in the air, across fluorescent plates, in water and in a fluorescent solution. The experiment has been submitted as part of the SIGGRAPH 2015 exhibition later this year, covering computer graphics and interactive techniques.

donderdag 2 juli 2015

Google backs scheme to put 10,000 screens on NY streets

Source; www.screenmediamag.com

Google is finally getting into digital out-of-home in a big way – but not through the much-anticipated launch of its own buying and selling platform.

Instead, the search giant is effectively taking over the LinkNYC project that aims to outfit New York’s streets with up to 10,000 communication hubs featuring digital displays for advertising and public service messaging, as well as touchscreen-based information.

Much more than on-street digital signage, the hubs will also provide free public Wi-Fi – perhaps likely to be their biggest attraction – as well as free phone calls and mobile phone charging.

Google’s involvement is at arm’s length. It is funding a startup called Sidewalk Labs, launched earlier this month by former Bloomberg CEO and New York deputy mayor Dan Doctoroff, which in turn is acquiring and merging outdoor advertising firm Titan and technology specialist Control Group to form a new company, called Intersection.

It is Intersection that will devise and roll out the LinkNYC network.

The happy couple

Titan, as an established outdoor firm, already provides sales, creative and technical services for a wide range of out-of-home media in public transportation and airport locations as well as on-street. It serves 31 North American markets which along with New York also include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle.

Control Group, meanwhile, has focused its work on interactive technologies that involve consumers, such as Wi-Fi and RFID deployments, as well as in-store media.

Spanning five New York boroughs, the LinkNYC network is expected to generate around $40m a year for the city and be funded by its own advertising revenues. The on-street units, known as Links, are being designed by Antenna.

Back seat, or driver’s?

It has long been speculated that Google might enter the digital out-of-home market by adapting to DOOH the technology which it successfully uses to sell and place online advertising. Such a venture might, for example, allow advertisers to buy screen spots on public displays in much the same way as they currently use tools like Google AdWords to book online inventory.

Despite the talk, however, no such system has been forthcoming. But it now remains to be seen whether Google will indeed apply its advertising platform technology to LinkNYC, opening up the opportunity to service thousands of small advertisers with a high degree of automation, or whether it will remain merely an investor.

woensdag 1 juli 2015

Virtual Reality featured in Mini's.

The advent of Google Glass and Apple Watch has shown that our technological companions are about to change. We will soon all be consulting our smart watches. The mobile phones will then increasingly stay in our pockets.

Concepts such as networking and connectivity play a crucial role in the new technologies. The new technical aids are our interface to the Web, to other devices and to our data. In the future the new devices will be keeping us informed, showing us the way and making sure that we don’t miss any appointments. The virtual and real worlds will increasingly be merging as a result.

At the Shanghai car show, the makers of the Mini recently presented their latest development – a pair of data glasses for drivers. Similar to the Google spectacles, the glasses connect the wearer to their environment. Yet besides providing directions, speed and traffic information, the glasses also offer insights of an unusual kind. At particular points the driver can look right through the car itself to check the height of the kerb or to look out for possible obstacles. It is all made possible by the use of the very latest camera technology. And a smartphone link ensures that the flow of data continues even when the driver has left the car.