Khronos Projector – turning back time

I’m having a depressing time for “things I wish I had made” right now. Karl just sent me the link to the Khronos Projector, which is a flexible screen that laser-tracks your movements and flexing of the screen. It then calculates the surround pixels’ positions in “time” from a piece of video.

Space Time Gesture from Khronos Projector

By actually touching a deformable projection screen, shaking it or curling it, separate “islands of time” as well as “temporal waves” are created within the visible frame. This is done by interactively reshaping a two-dimensional spatio-temporal surface that “cuts” the spatio-temporal volume of data generated by a movie.

It’s great to see computer scientists coming up with such interesting interactive devices. It would be even better to see some interesting content in there though…

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