Thursday, 27 January 2011

Kinect creates Princess Leia 3D Hologram!

Technological advances are making digital experiences real life experiences and scientists at MIT's Media Lab have been experimenting with Microsoft XBox 360 Kinect cameras. A hacked Kinect camera was attached to a PC and graphic cards were able to render an, admittedly low quality, 3D Princess Leia hologram image - and no need for 3D glassses.

Not as good as the original 'Help me Obi Wan Kenobi' Princess Leia hologram projection in Star Wars, but at this rate it won't be long before high quality Princess Leia holograms become a reality - I'm still impressed by the 'Touchable Holography' demonstration from Tokyo in 2009:

Holographic projection opens up a world of possibilities. Once this hits high quality, 3D experiences projected from a computer could bring an entirely new dimension to the world in everything from communications to gaming to brand experiences and more!

Link: New Scientist

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