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Illuminating Light: A Casual Optics Workbench

Video demonstration from the 1999 CHI conference. We describe a novel system for rapid prototyping of laser- based optical and holographic layouts. Users of this experi- mental 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 projector- camera units called I/0 Bulbs. Authors(s): John Underkoffler & Hiroshi Ishii                                              

Video Information
Year: 1996
Genre: Educational
Keywords: CHI; engineering simulation; optics; holography; luminous-tangible interface; direct manipulation; augmented reality; prototyping tool; interactive projection
Duration: 00:04:40
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Contributing Organization: Assocation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2003
Digitizing Organization: Open Video Project

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