Making A Video Screen Out Of Thin Air
from the drive-in-movies... dept
AMetamorphosis submitted the following story without a link, forcing me to hunt it down myself. Just a reminder: if you’re going to submit a story, please include a link and why you think it’s interesting – and not just the text of the article itself. Anyway, Reuters has written up a story about various efforts to create walk-through displays: video screens without the screen. A few weeks back we wrote about a company called HoloTouch that was working on a similar system that also allowed for input via the air. The Reuters article, though, focuses on two other options. One is basically a fog machine that creates a temporary screen out of water vapor. The other sounds like an attempt to create a holographic projection system (the guy even says he was inspired by the holographic display from the movie Star Wars). These all sound pretty cool in terms of getting attention – but it remains to be seen how practical they really are.