donderdag 29 september 2016

Japan Creates Amazing LED Basketball Court Projection.

We’ve seen some NBA franchises do some really cool things with 3D on court projections for their pregame introductions. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers are among some of the teams who have toyed around with on-court projections, and for the most part they’ve looked pretty damn cool.

However, a pro basketball league in Japan has taken things a step further. Instead of projecting onto the court from above, the court itself is made from a series of LED light panels that react to what’s going on during gameplay, making real life look a little bit more like a video game instead of video games looking more and more like real life. Check out how this court displays three-pointers.

For more information, as well as all the latest NBA news and highlights, log onto the league's official website at

65m² Street art in the metro with JCDecaux Innovate.

Brussels metro celebrates its 40th anniversary with 65m² street art

In September 2016, STIB/MIVB organized a street art festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Brussels metro. They wished to take advantage of one of their most strategic place: Rogier metrostation.

The hall leading towards City2 got transformed into a ‘Street Art’ gallery. The artist painted directly on the 65m² vinyl structure on the wall and his work included 3 Twins digital screens.

This campaign is a collaboration between STIB/MIVB and JCDecaux Innovate.

dinsdag 27 september 2016

Sony’s canvas redefines the giant display landscape.

What constitutes the ultimate picture quality? Amazing contrast. Saturated color. Brilliant white. Deep black. Sony’s new canvas is a giant display that delivers it all – and so much more. It’s the ideal choice for life-size displays in architectural and automotive design. And it’s the ultimate display for board rooms, theme parks, museums, broadcast studios, corporate lobbies, real estate showrooms and medical education.

The display’s light source is Sony’s innovative CLEDIS™ (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) technology, which combines ultrafine LEDs and unique surface mounting to deliver a visual experience beyond any conventional LED array.

For giant displays, it’s a whole new world.

Learn more about it here:

Light Matter.

Feel that the universe is composed of light matter. music:
L. Subramaniam - Wandering Saint

maandag 26 september 2016

Who Know How To Use Shadows.

Creative Photos- 15 Creative Photographers Who Know How To Use Shadows
Shadows are a brilliant way to create striking photographs. They're free, they're everywhere, and there's no limit to what you can do with them. Take a look at these pictures compiled by Bored Panda to see what we mean. Each of them have been transformed by the use of a simple shadow. Some of the pictures feature models adorned with the silhouettes of leaves, plants and flowers, while others see bodies intersected by dark and sometimes seemingly body-hugging lines or pockmarked by light shining through hats and other garments. They're simple, they're clever, and they're beautiful, without a shadow of a doubt.

Media-Screen-Matrix - Flexi-Roll Thin-Film, transparent. Any Size.

A Flexi-Roll Thin-Film LED Screen what we call a "Media-Screen-Matrix":

For XXXL-Media Facades. For Light-emitting Wallpaper and Ceiling. Digitalised Blow-up-Banner, onto Glass-Façade, onto Highriser, onto Zeppelins, or onto Hot-Air-Balloons: For any XXXL-LED-Screens and planar Lightening. Inside. Outside. IP67 and B1,

Rollable. LED. XXXL. Wafer-thin, Reel-to-Reel, light, endless, easy to install, cost efficient, universally applicable, and chystal clear. Thin-Film Media Screen Matrix on PET-Substrat. Weight of only 0,25 KG per m². Patented Innovation. Highend Digital Signware.

IP67 and B1. The Media and Advertising Industry has been wanting this for a long time. Media Screen Matrix opens-up many possibilities that could not be reached before: Flexible, to be bent, formed, and cut like you want to! Innovative! Different! Unique. Easy and fast to install XXXL-LED-Screens: Roll-it-up-LED-Screens in XXXL format!

Onto any Surface. A Digital Branding and Advertising Product in XXXL format that is much more than just Cost Effective. Highend Digital Signage & Screens. A new Dimension of digital LED-Screens.

Made by and Obviously Innovative, Patent Pending, Made in Germany.

vrijdag 23 september 2016

the 86" Ultra Stretch LG.

OLED Technology, extend the field from automobiles to airline industry.

It is expected that we may be able to meet flights with OLED technology soon.

In existing OLED market, display is applied in mobile field and lighting is applied in indoor lighting field, and it was known several companies seem to be proceeding projects to apply it at either rear lamp or dash board area of the automobile.

However, in IFA 2016 held in Berlin Germany, LG vice president of HE Bongseok Kwon had reporter meeting where he said “we are currently in negotiation with two global airlines to install OLED display at front monitor and window, and the period of application must be discussed for not only seats but also including all parts such as windows.

Especially, several companies including Lumiotech, OSRAM, and LG Inotech already introduced technologies for applying OLED in indoor purposes as well as other fields, and third panel companies are known to be developing technologies for engrafting airline industry, so there is much attention of the outcome of new application.

OLED is designed with thin and light characteristics as well as flexibility where it is good at utilizing space without taking up large volume. Due to its characteristics, the installation is easy without location or space restrictions. So if OLED is applied in window then the flight crew can control the light penetration without having to check the window, and also people will be able to check the flight information they desire through display, and diversify the size and shape of the main display and dashboard.

Aside from these visual effect, it is expected to lower the fuel usage by decreasing the total weight of the flight. According to the contents presented in UK governmental emerging institution CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) in 2014, the fixed fuel usage is expected to decrease by applying OLED due to decreased weight of the flight fuselage and fuel, and the fuel consumed by air-conditioning can also be reduced due to low power consumption and heat, as well as the exhaustion of greenhouse gas is expected to be minimized.

Along with this, OLED related application and its industry is expected to develop continuously. According to 2016 OLED Display Annual Report published by the market research company Ubi industry research, AMOLED market is expected to be worth 14,800 million USD in 2016, and approximately 71,705 million USD in 2020 where the average yearly growth of about 49%. Also, starting from 2019 where companies’ investments actually begin, the profit for OLED lighting will also largely increase which it is expected to reach above 7,500 million USD by 2025. Therefore, it is expected to see various types of applications with OLED display or lighting in the near future.

donderdag 22 september 2016

TORUK – The First Flight - Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flight premiered in December 2015 in Montreal, Canada, which then kicked off its North American tour. While the inhabitants of Pandora will be brought to life by skilled Cirque du Soleil performers, the show also features large-scale puppetry and lived-in puppets to bring the creatures of Pandora to life. But one of the magical tools that helped tie the whole look and atmosphere of the show together was BlackTrax technology.

BlackTrax is a realtime tracking system that uses beacons with stringers and LEDs that turn into tracking points, cameras and software that is used to track people and moving objects on stage in real-time with pinpoint accuracy. As the performer walks, leaps and runs across the stage, nearly invisible LEDs attached to his costume will transmit his movements to a camera and software. In turn, they direct the lights or creative visuals to essentially follow them around the stage.

The show is full of video illuminations that bring this creative world to life in front of the eyes of the audience, and although BlackTrax was initially just used to track 5 performers, over the weeks of rehearsals that number grew to 17 performers, 15 props and 2 ‘Home Trees.’ These are 80 feet wide by 40 feet high. The structure is equipped with wheels and stands on nine pivots and can be moved by hand.

woensdag 21 september 2016

the largest color flexible E Ink ever.

E Ink, in collaboration with TOppan Printing, developed a 32" flexible color E Ink display. The companies presented a first prototype, and the plan is to produce this display by the end of 2017.

This is the largest color flexible E Ink ever developed. We already saw flexible 32" Mobius E Ink panels, but these were black and white. This display uses color-filters produced by Toppan. The display is 0.4 mm thick and it can be curved (it is not truly flexible by the end user). The companies say that this new display offer a higher color gamut compared to previous color E Ink displays.

maandag 19 september 2016

Augmented Climbing Wall.

Augmented climbing Wall is the world's first global gaming platform for climbing walls.

We have combined in-depth knowledge about computer vision, exergames and user experience for providing an unprecedented climbing experience.

Our diverse team consists of experts in the fields of computer vision, game design, UX design, motor skill teaching and industrial design among others. Our startup is a spinoff from Aalto University Game Research, Finland.

Cledis LED display technology ready for B2B by 2017, says Sony.

After it showcased its “Cledis” LED display technology at InfoComm 2016, Sony announced plans to release the technology early next year, offering a modular approach to the construction of wall-sized LED displays of high brightness and contrast ratio.

By combining multiple ZRD-1 base units, each measuring 403x453mm with a pixel count of 360×320, large B-to-B applications can be designed for digital signage, public viewing or showroom displays. 12×3 units will make a 200-inch display with 3,840×1,080 pixels on a 4.8×1.4m 2viewing area. The wall display boasts a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, with colour gamut about 140% of the sRGB color space and brightness up to 1,000cd/m 2 across almost 180° of viewing angle, while only drawing 200W at maximum brightness, claims Sony.

Sony justifies the high contrast ratio of its ZRD-1 module thanks to its unique design with RGB pixels as small as 0.003mm 2 and placed apart so as to increase the ratio of black on the entire screen to 99% or higher (this compares with conventional LED displays made by mounting red, green and blue LED chips in a surface-mounted SMD package with a typical black occupancy of 30 to 40%).

One way Sony found to increase the mounting efficiency of LED chips seems to be through the use of sub-assemblies consisting of 120 (vertical) x 80 (horizontal) Ultrafine LEDs, the ZRD-1 base module being itself an assembly of three by four such sub-assemblies.

The company is further developing the technology to possibly support 3D displays, curved screens, and high dynamic range.

Source: EE Times/ By: Julien Happich

Visit Sony at

zondag 18 september 2016

video mapping in combination with ballet.

Videomapping recording made for filing charges of New Moros directed by J.J. Forest. Videomapping made by Raul Domene for Visualsonora in collaboration with Belliena Ballet, directed and choreographed by Marian Thomas

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zaterdag 17 september 2016

Shoe Mapping.

3d mapping on a Nike shoe

vrijdag 16 september 2016

[IFA 2016] What is the future of TV imagined by Philips?

Below is the interview of Philips when displaying large scale OLED TV in IFA 2016. OLED as the future of TV

Visionect and RoadAds develop an E Ink based truck ad platform.

E Ink developer Visionect partnered with German-based RoadAds Interactive developed e-paper based truck displays that provide location targeted advertising in real time. The system also display s GPS-triggered information such as traffic jams ahead, the distance to the next gas station, etc.

RoadAds say that this system bypasses the traditional weaknesses of print advertising - long installation time and stale content. Of course the ads can be more relevant and location based compared to regular print ads. The E Ink displays are efficient and emit no light pollution - which makes them compliant with EU regulations.

dinsdag 13 september 2016

Camp Questionmark Burning Man 2016.

This is a all real time visual set made live in #resolume at Camp Questionmark .
Using amazing images created by;
Randal Roberts Art
Free Rolando
FreshUms LoveDrops Art Page
Amanda Sage
And many more.

Burning Man 2016 (August 28, 2016 to Tuesday September 6, 2016).

maandag 12 september 2016

Walking elephant shadow.

This is a shadowmodification project. My bike now throws a walking elephant shadow depending on the drivingspeed. Made out of a bilke, a speedometer, a projector, a car battery, an iPad mini and Openframeworks.

This was made for Concept,
code an tinkering:

synchronised digital bus shelters. // UK

JCDecaux is continuing its overhaul of Oxford Street, announcing that it has completed the synchronisation of its digital bus shelter billboards.

The out-of-home (OOH) giant took over the advertising concession of one of London's most popular streets at the start of this year, announcing plans to digitise the bus stops using bigger screens as part of its London Digital Network (LDN) initiative.

It has now completed the synchronisation of four Visual Display Clusters (VDCs) on its Oxford Street network. The move means that each screen in bus shelters near the likes of Marble Arch, Selfridges, John Lewis and Orchard Street will show the same creative to pedestrians at the same time.

The harmonised approach will "dramatically" increase the impact and noticeability of the Oxford Street network, according to JCDecaux, which said it has increased impressions by 50 per cent since taking over the contract.

With half a million visitors daily, Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street. JCDecaux worked with specialist telecoms contractor Instalcom to link screens via data cables laid across the footpath and carriageway.

Oxford Street is the second street to be synchronised after Edinburgh’s Princes Street. Hyde Park Corner, The Strand and Islington’s Upper Street will be among the next locations to be synchronised by JCDecaux.

"We have invested heavily in ensuring our recently launched digitised Oxford Street screens deliver the most impact for our clients," said Spencer Berwin, co-chief executive at JCDecaux.

"Synchronising our larger double-sided dynamic HD screens according to line of sight, truly gives brands an engaging and eye-catching canvas to target millions of passers-by on Europe’s busiest shopping street."

zondag 11 september 2016

Virtual Reality - Demo Yacht and Train

Customize as you like and sail on a yacht.

Experience the Yacht VR app with HTC Vive. © 2016 Pirx Lab

Planar Oled IBC 2016.

Planar Oled IBC 2016

donderdag 8 september 2016

INFOGRAPHIC – Virtual Reality in the Classroom.

As technology advances many schools and teachers are implementing more up-to-date technology into the classroom to aid in students’ learning. In fact 2 out of 3 teachers consider themselves to be “innovators” when it comes to adding technology into lessons. Teachers believe that Virtual Reality can have a large impact on how kids learn, with 85% feeling it would have a positive impact on their students; and 83% believe VR might help improve learning outcomes. VR can help students better grasp concepts, allow for greater collaboration, and increase motivation. Which would be beneficial for simulating experiences such as the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, exploring outer space, traveling to landmarks that are out of reach for a field trip, and even supplementing course curriculum to help students better understand concepts being taught. Teachers feel the most valuable subjects to use VR would be Science, History, and Social Studies. As of now, only 2% of teachers currently use VR in the classroom, but with Virtual Reality being one of the biggest leaps in technology today, it is sure to find its way into classrooms in the near future.

Infographic here.

Weekend Festival 2016 Stockholm.

WKND is the biggest festival brand in Northern Europe with massive production and over 50 world class DJ’s performing every year. This year’s edition “The Year of the Tiger” happened on 5th and 6th of August 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. It was a huge success. Visual Solutions carried out all video preproduction and on-site LED engineering for Litecom (Sweden) and VER. Michael Stroobants (Visual Solutions) took the lead of this and combined a crew from within Europe. Mainstage:
– 580 * BR15 LED Panels, all custom mapped over 6 different screens.
    Including a mainscreen of 70sqm and a dj-riser of 39m wide and 2m high!
– Load-in time 1 day, Load-out : 4h

Future stage:
– 98 * BR15 LED Panels
– Building time 1/2 day, Load-out 2h!


– Micha Stroobants (Crew Chief – preproduction manager)
– Tim Lerat (LED-Engineer)
– Justin Catita (LED-Engineer)
– Daniel Saove (LED-Engineer)
– Tom Prew (LED-Engineer)
– Pete Finn (LED-Engineer)

>Video Equipment Rentals Europe
Content and Servers: Visual-Bandit

dinsdag 6 september 2016

Digital Shark Experience.

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo uses 91 screens powered by 42 BrightSign players to create for visitors the experience of swimming among Great White Sharks & other large/dangerous fish without the actual fish being present!

Virtual Therapy.

Patients at the Alberta Children's Hospital now have a chance to go climbing or snowboarding without leaving hospital grounds.

Read more about the IREX at the Alberta Children's Hospital here:

maandag 5 september 2016

Gartner Hype Cycle 2016

The Gartner emerging technology hype cycle for 2016 has arrived!

Hot from the oven. Atention to Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

[IFA2016]Samsung Electronics states to completely leave OLED TV!

After two and a half years have passed since the CES 2014, where Samsung Electronics expressed that it would need about three more years to develop OLED TV due to its insufficient technology at the time, in IFA 2016t it has strongly emphasized that it will not be engaging in OLED TV business.

Recently, in an interview with a local press, Samsung Electronics stated that there were still problems with the definition of the OLED TV and that it will continue engaging in the TV business with QLED TV within the near future.

In IFA2016, it revealed Samsung Electronics’ thoughts on the past, present, and future of TVs.

Based on the materials provided at Samsung’s booth, LCT TVs of the past have extended their legacies into LED TVs, and in the future they will evolve into quantum dot TVs that use inorganic materials. Moreover, in the same manner as PDP TVs which have disappeared from the TV market OLED TVs will disappear after having reached the level of curved FHD TV.

Looking at this material, it seems like Samsung Electronics is not paying attention to other LCD TV sets but only LG Electronics’ OLED TVs.

As a matter of fact, it is natural for Samsung Electronics’, the no.1 market leader of TV market, to be disturbed by LG Electronics’ OLED TV which is expanding its market share in the premium TV market. However, at this point where 55-inch and 65-inch UHD OLED TVs are selling well, whether Samsung Electronics’ display contents were legitimate is questionable.

Presenting negative views regarding competitors is acceptable in terms of marketing, but at this display it seemed to be excessive. Also, Samsung Electronics even provided durability comparisons between inorganic TVs (Quantum dot TV) and OLED when inorganic TVs do not even exist.

The main point of the comparison was that the colors of OLED TVs change severely according to the passing of time whereas inorganic TVs do not.

Contents from a U.S. consumer report website were still being displayed as follows. In the “best TV 5” of 2015, there are three LG Electronics’ OLED TVs, and no.1 was the 65-inch UHD OLED TV.

The end of OLED TVs is not likely to come as fast as what Samsung Electronics predict. It is just the beginning for OLED TVs.

zondag 4 september 2016

New e-paper device: Sony FES Watch U.

Sony's FES is smart watch that can last for two month on a single charge - using an E Ink display that is wrapped around the entire watch body. The watch comes with 24 designs that can be selected at the press of a button. This is an E Ink watch that also has E Ink on the wrist-band, so you can change the design at will. There are 12 basic designs, but this is software based and will increase as Sony makes available an iOS companion application.

The FES Watch U is launched via Sony's First Flight crowdfunding site (funding date is October 7 2016). The FES watch will go on sale in Japan for $240.

vrijdag 2 september 2016

LG OLED tunnel - IFA 2016

The LG OLED tunnel at the IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany
IFA 2016 from 2 - 7 september

216 x 55"screens.
15 meter long.
  5 meter high.

donderdag 1 september 2016

Dynamic gathering place at the University of Southern California.

The student atrium in the new Annenberg Hall at the University of Southern California needed a showpiece to draw students in. The Christie Velvet LED video wall, powered by Christie Spyder, surpassed expectations, helping to create buzz with students, faculty and visitors with its 3-story-tall display and crisp bright images.