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MEDIA3 the Virtual Hologram

The MEDIA3 (MEDIA CUBE) consists of liquid crystal displays arranged in the shape of a cubic body. In coordination with the motion of an operator's head and the MEDIA3, synthesized images of virtual objects (an insect, a tropical fish, artworks, a medical image, etc.) located inside the MEDIA3 appear on each LCD. The effect is exactly the opposite of that generated by an OMNIMAX or CAVE system. Instead of an operator located inside the virtual world, operators of the MEDIA3 see an inner virtual world from outside. In other words, the MEDIA3 is an object-oriented display.

Masahiko Inami
Tachi Laboratory
MEIP Faculty of Engineering
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113, JAPAN
minami@star.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Collaborators
Fumihiro Endo and Toshitomo Ohba