“Deformation Lamps: A Projection Technique to Make a Static Picture Dynamic” by Kawabe, Sawayama and Nishida

  • ©Takahiro Kawabe, Masataka Sawayama, and Shin'ya Nishida


Entry Number: 08


    Deformation Lamps: A Projection Technique to Make a Static Picture Dynamic



    We propose a new light projection technique named ‘Deformation Lamps’, which adds a variety of realistic movement impressions to a static projection target. While static pictures are good at expressing spatial information about objects and events, they are not good at expressing temporal information. To overcome the deficit of a static picture, Deformation Lamps superimposes luminance motion signals onto a colorful static picture and produces an illusory, but realistic movement of the picture by fully utilizing the processing characteristics of the human visual system.


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    This study was supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas Shitsukan (No. 22135004) from MEXT, Japan.


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