Is "Help Me Obi" the First 360° Holograhic Video Display?
"Help Me Obi" is not holographic, but this artwork has broken into the third dimension big time, showing moving images that can be viewed from any direction, looking exactly the same no matter where you stand.
The artwork is the creation of Scotland-based artists Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets, who have been working on the project for about eight years. Video Presentation here under.
Takee, The First 3D Holographic Phone
The Takee Estar stereoscopic smartphone was launched this July 17, 2014 in China. Its head tracking capability combined with a dual-lens 3D back camera gives it the right to be named "First Holographic Phone" by its makers... Video presentation here under.
"Compressive Light Field Projection" May Lead to Glasses-free 3D Cinema
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab, Camera Culture Group (MA, USA) demonstrated their latest toy: a Compressive Light Field Projection system. "Compressive Light Field Projection" is the grand-grandson of the cyclostereoscope that was tried in France before WWII.
The new system combines one or more high resolution light field projectors with a passive angle-expanding retroprojection screen to create a large number of slightly shifted views and to project them directly into the viewer's eyes.
Lytro Launches a new Depth-Aware DSLR camera
Lytro is known for its lightfield cameras. The second generation of those strage beasts is out and it is called "Illium". It is available as pre-order for US$1499, a $100 discount from the US$1599 MSSRP.
The camera outputs a maximum of 4 megapxels in 2D, but it records lighr from a scene in such a way that post-refocus and post-reframing is possible, something impossible with any of-the-shelft DSLR camera. The illium weights 940 grams (2 lbs) and has a focal length equivalent to 30-250 mm.