Surround Screen: ‘Illumiroom’ Immersive Gaming Projection
Article by Urbanist, filed under Conceptual & Futuristic in the Technology category.

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What ever happened to in-home 3D technology and virtual reality? Perhaps futurists got a bit ahead of themselves, and maybe the way our eyes and minds focus means that many entertainment experiences must be focused on a screen … but that does not mean they are limited to it.

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From Microsoft: IllumiRoom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds.¬†For example, our system can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.”

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Beyond a cool gimmick or special effect, on the one hand, or a practical extension of screen space on the other, this is about enhancing your experience – tapping into the background, like surround sound does.

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In some cases, context can be added – snowflakes sifting downward as you race on a MarioKart winter level. In other cases, useful peripheral elements can show you the broader built environment beyond your main area of focus – skies and streets above, below or off to the site in wireframe format.

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