Ubiquitous Displays: A Distributed Network of Active Displays, Aditi Majumder
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This talk presents our work-in-progress on developing a new display paradigm where displays are not mere carriers of information, but active members of the workspace interacting with data, user, environment and other displays. The goal is to integrate such active displays seamlessly with the environment making them ubiquitous to multiple users and data. Such ubiquitous display can be a critical component of the future collaborative workspace.
We have developed an active display unit, a projector augmented with sensors, and an embedded computation and communication unit. We are exploring for the first time, the challenges and capabilities resulting from instrumenting a workspace with a distributed network of such active displays to achieve ubiquitous displays. Our main objective is to develop novel distributed methodologies (a) to cover existing surfaces (e.g. walls, floors) - that can deviate considerably from planar, white and Lambertian - with multiple active displays; (b) provide scalability and reconfigurability (in terms of scale, resolution and form factor) of displays; (c) provide a framework for shared viewing and interaction modalities for multiple users.