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Author Underkoffler, John ♦ Ishii, Hiroshi
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher ACM Press
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Experimental Direct Manipulation Tool ♦ Luminous Room Infrastructure ♦ Physical Representation ♦ Laser Light ♦ Interactive Projection ♦ Tangible Bit ♦ Keywords Engineering Simulation ♦ Stylized Plastic Model ♦ Ordinary Table ♦ Illuminating Light ♦ Rapid Prototyping ♦ Luminous Beam ♦ Laser Model ♦ Computer-controlled Projectorcamera Unit ♦ Casual Optic Workbench ♦ Various Optical Element ♦ Novel System ♦ Direct Manipulation ♦ Simulated Propagation ♦ Luminous-tangible Interface ♦ Holographic Layout
Description In CHI '99 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors In Computing Systems
We describe a novel system for rapid prototyping of laserbased optical and holographic layouts. Users of this experimental direct manipulation tool -- called Illuminating Light -- move physical representations of various optical elements about a workspace; the system tracks these components and projects back onto the workspace surface the simulated propagation of laser light through the evolving layout. This application is built atop the Luminous Room infrastructure, an aggregate of interlinked, computer-controlled projectorcamera units called I/O Bulbs. Keywords engineering simulation, optics, holography, luminous-tangible interface, direct manipulation, augmented reality, prototyping tool, interactive projection, tangible bits SCENARIO-SYNOPSIS A stylized plastic model of a laser is placed on an ordinary table; immediately a luminous beam, projected from above onto the table's surface, appears to shoot forward from the laser model's aperture. As the model is moved about the table...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-01-01