Monday, September 21, 2009

Cuelight Interactive Pool Table

OK, so anyone who is reading this knows that I am not the most up to date "blogger". I guess I am more of a Slogger, which could mean:


Either way, I got scooped on my own product. This time, it is fine with me, cuz it is everywhere else.

Basically, we created a new way to play pool with interactive video. Check it out, its called Cuelight, from Obscura Digital. Check it out here:

other links:

Gadgets - Obscura CueLight Pool Table Is $200000 Wow…
Obscura CueLight Pool Table Is $200000 Worth of Fancy [Billiards] ... badass animations while you play pool, the Obscura CueLight is for you. ...

Wall Street Journal coverage

Add'l Cuelight Coverage:




Design Blog
Born Rich
Cool Buzz
Official Tech news

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hard Rockin multi-touch wall - Las Vegas

They say the economy is down in Vegas, but the Hard Rock Cafe opened this weekend with a nod to the future of technology in retail environments. Along with some interactive in-booth experiences, some Surface tables (see below), the centerpiece of the technology is our latest 18' x 4' multi-user, multi-touch wall.

The display is possibly the world’s highest resolution interactive display available to the public. We have been working on this for a while, and while others have tried similar sizes/resolutions, this is the real deal.

The basics are 3 HD projectors behind an 18 foot multi-touch wall. The difference here is that the whole thing is one 6000 (almost, it is actually 3x1920 projectors, so it is a bit less)pixel plate, with over 100 4K-6K images/videos being displayed at one time. No "deep zoom" needed, everything is real-time. Also unique is the way we scale across GPUs seamlessly.



HRH Memo

The display intelligently allocates room for up to 6 users, but if only one or two are using it, they each get half. if a third steps in, the workspace is dynamically allocated.

Users can search by genre of music, type of item, year, type of music and location of the actual piece of memorabilia.

We worked with TechnoMedia Solutions to provide an audio system that allows for true isolated sound for each user. We also collaborated with the Hard Rocks Ad Agency Duncan Channon to maintain brand and style guides. They also buit the in-booth and Surface experiences for the space. See them here Great team.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Obscura Digital 7 Channel display of HD mapped back onto outdoor plaza

So this was a really sweet project. Ricky and the boys hoisted 5 20K Christies up to the 4th floor balcony overlooking the plaza. The other two were stacked away on the ground and off at a 40 degree angle from the smaller building.

The media we created was designed to work directly with the architecture and synchronized to a music track created by our own Alex Oropeza. Some of the new guys did some really amazing work with the media, and the FireFrame software did the trick by synchronizing and blending all the projectors and fitting it perfectly with the old SF Mint building.

The project was commissioned by one of our clients, McAfee, who are great to work with and really creative.

Anyway, the project was amazing and may tour. Dunno.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Officially Blogging from the sky

Alright, so this is not really a "blog", because i dont update it daily or whatever defines a blog, but today, I blog! Currently at 35,000 feet over Denver (thanks to $12.95 and gogointernet) with thunderstorms making this the bumpiest ride ever, the flight attendents have been strapped in for an hour now, so I am going to take this opportunity to blog from the sky. I may even Tweet later, but that is still to be decided.

The reason for the post is because I am just returning from NYC having worked with Google/Youtube Creative Labs, Michael Tilson Thomas and the YTSO to create the first surround projection classical symphony at Carnegie Hall. Check it out. This piece is by Mason Bates. Gotta watch it in HD.

We used 8 Projectors to cover the entire inside of the hall, which has never been done before. The result was stunning. We designed all the visuals to accompany the music conducted by MTT.

Here is Flight of the Bumble Bee in SD. Ill post HD was great..