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36. Spatial Displays and Computer Graphics


Half-Day, Tuesday, 2 August, 1:45 - 5:30 pm
Room 511AB
Level: Intermediate

This course provides a foundation for understanding how spatial ("three-dimensional") displays work, with an emphasis on autostereoscopic displays. The course covers common properties of all spatial displays, specifics of three classes of display technologies (multi-view displays, volumetric displays, and holographic video), and computer graphics techniques for 3D image synthesis.

Prerequisites


Familiarity with basic principles of computer graphics. Attendees will benefit from previous exposure to simple optics, photography, signal processing, and light fields, although these subjects are not strict prerequisites.

Intended Audience


If you've ever wondered how a 3D display works, what the relationship between light fields and holography is, or how to generate dimensional imagery better or faster, this course is for you.

Organizer


Michael Halle
Harvard Medical School, MIT Media Lab

Lecturer


Joshua Napoli
Actuality Systems, Inc.

Schedule



1:45 Introduction

Halle

1:55 Thinking About Optics for 3D Displays

Halle

2:35 Holography and Holographic Stereograms

Halle

3:00 Computation and Bandlimiting for Discrete Parallax Displays

Halle

3:30 Break
3:45 Volumetric Displays and Implementation Experience

Napoli

4:30 Computed Holograms and Holographic Video

Halle

5:15 Conclusion and Questions
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