Thinking about the future of display and image projection has always been a fascinating exercise.
Just a day ago, we had written about the Gestural Interfaces from Minority Report which talked about the concepts of real world pixels and recombinant networks. Now Wired magazine published a article about another interesting research which is trying to use swarms of micro-helicopters to create a giant 3-D display. This project called Fly Fire is part of an ongoing project at the MIT SENSEable city lab.
This is exciting, personally for me, as I was discussing this concept with a friend a few days ago, only that we were thinking about nano-bots (which meant we had to wait for nano technology to reach that level) instead of the micro helicopters.
Ultimately this project is a step towards making smart dust, the idea of extremely small computing devices that are self contained and ubiquitous.
Read the full article here.
Checkout FlyFire and other cool projects at the MIT SENSEable city lab here.