Spaxels, Pixels in Space - A Novel Mode of Spatial Display

Horst Hörtner, Matthew Gardiner, Roland Haring, Christopher Lindinger, Florian Berger

Abstract

We introduce a novel visual display paradigm through the use of controllable moving visible objects in physical space. Spaxels is a conjugation of "space" and "pixels". It takes the notion of a pixel, and frees it from the confines of a static two-dimensional matrix of a screen or projection surface to move three dimensionally in space. Spaxels extend the notion of Voxels, volumetric pixels, in that a Spaxel can physically move, as well as transition in colour and shape. Our current applied research is based on the control of a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with RGB lighting and a positioning system that can be coordinated in three dimensions to create a morphing floating display. This paper introduces Spaxels as a novel concept and paradigm as a new kind of spatial display.

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in Harvard Style

Hörtner H., Gardiner M., Haring R., Lindinger C. and Berger F. (2012). Spaxels, Pixels in Space - A Novel Mode of Spatial Display . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-25-9, pages 19-24. DOI: 10.5220/0004126400190024


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sigmap12,
author={Horst Hörtner and Matthew Gardiner and Roland Haring and Christopher Lindinger and Florian Berger},
title={Spaxels, Pixels in Space - A Novel Mode of Spatial Display},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={19-24},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004126400190024},
isbn={978-989-8565-25-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: SIGMAP, (ICETE 2012)
TI - Spaxels, Pixels in Space - A Novel Mode of Spatial Display
SN - 978-989-8565-25-9
AU - Hörtner H.
AU - Gardiner M.
AU - Haring R.
AU - Lindinger C.
AU - Berger F.
PY - 2012
SP - 19
EP - 24
DO - 10.5220/0004126400190024