Another step closer to the HoloDeck

January 9, 2012

We have seen some cool stuff in the past that could bring us closer to the Star Trek HoloDeck, e.g. the HoloDesk

And now Microsoft Research has pushed a little further and gives us a 3D hologram that is floating in mid air at 15 frames per second and is viewable from 192 different points at a time.

reminds me of Star Wars

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Of course Kinect is involved here and the depth sensor makes it possible to interact with the hologram – you can basically touch it.

It is still a long way off from 3D hologram telephony or a full size HoloDeck, but for now this is pretty cool.

check out the video:

@maniac13


Best Star Wars Strategy Game ever

July 14, 2011

What do you get when you combine Star Wars and a 20 foot multitouch screen?

The most awesome and most fun real time interactive strategy game ever.

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It was designed by computer science grad student Arthur Nishimoto and developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

It allows players to control cruisers, destroyers, corvettes, fighters, bombers, and even a Death Star in attempt to destroy the other side. Sound effects from the movies immerse those behind the wheel of some of the most infamous vehicles in the classic sci-fi movie trilogies.

Check out the video below:

So now it just needs to be picked up by someone and made available commercially. I will already clear my living room wall for my 20 foot multitouch screen

I want I want I want

@maniac13


Disney Star Wars Weekend Posters

May 12, 2010

Like every year Disney is promoting their Star Wars weekend with some awesome posters:

Here are some from this year:

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Disney Star Wars Weekend Posters

May 7, 2009

Every year at the Disney Hollywood Studios they have a special event – The Star Wars Weekend

And to promote it, they made some really cool posters:

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Awesome – and there are some more here.