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Projection Mapping

What is Projection Mapping?

Projection mapping uses projectors to map images onto irregular objects rather than a flat surface, irregular objects can include things such as buildings, stages or various small objects. This is achieved through software, which is then outputted to a single or multiple projectors.

What could it be used for?

This technology has a wide array of uses, advertising, stage shows, plays and art pieces can use this technology to add an extra dimension to their work. Whilst it has not been adopted into our everyday lives, the potential of the technology is impressive, with the idea of displays being mapped onto objects such as mirrors or work surfaces being a possibility in the future.

What do I think?

Whilst I do think that the technology is very impressive to look at for entertainment purposes, I can't really see it replacing conventional screens such as phones, tablets or televisions anytime in the near future. However, the technology is rapidly becoming more accessible, with optoma being readily available for use on most smartphones and tablets, all that is needed to start using the technology is a small inexpensive projector.

Virtual Environments

What is VR and AR?

Virtual reality typically involves some kind of headset to give the user the illusion of being inside a different environment than the one they currently occupy in reality, the user can then interact with said environment by simply looking around, or through the use of controllers (Such as the Vive controllers) can physically interact with objects within it. Below is a short example of Google's Daydream VR.

Augmented reality on the other hand, takes digital objects and maps them into our reality, with this technology now widely available on phones through use of their cameras, one such example being the popular mobile game Pokemon GO.

What could it be used for?

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