Lumarca is a truly volumetric display which allows viewers to see three dimensional images and motion in the real world. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 24, 2010.
About this project
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Lumarca is a truly volumetric display which allows viewers to see three dimensional images and motion in the real world. Winner of the "Create the Future" at the World Maker Faire, lumarca is based on Albert_Hwang's Wire Map. The system requires only a computer, a projector, and common materials found at most hardware stores. This provides an affordable platform for artists to design compelling content that conveys information, narrative, and aesthetic information in a new way.
Our goal is to expose as many people to Lumarca as possible. To this end, we'd like to push the boundaries on both the low end (innovating new approaches that will lower the cost and difficulty for DIY versions) and the high end (making larger, higher resolution displays that enhance the experience of Lumarca). Ideally, we'd like to create kits for DIY fans and a giant sized installation version.
Lumarca is currently built using supplies purchased by the creators and supplied by friends and institutions we are friendly with. We often have to borrow projectors, tools, and framing parts.
We would like to purchase our own projector and build a reusable structure that will be easy to set up and break down for new exhibits. We also need custom projector mounts as well as a variety of materials that would allow us to experiment with different scales, shapes, and angles. Finally, we would like to be able to rent out studio space for development and displaying of Lumarca iterations.
This will also allow us to continue to experiment with, expand, and exhibit Lumarca. Our hope is to bring more *real* 3D content (no need for special glasses) to the masses.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Subscription to the Lumarca news letter, which will provide details about the progress of the project as well as invitations to any showings.
$5 reward, plus a piece of history! Albert Hwang has graciously volunteered to give away pieces of the Original Wire Map*!
*while supplies last
$25 prize, plus we will send you a video of your name rendered on Lumarca!
$50 prize, plus be the first to be offered a kit if/when they are available.
$100 reward, but the kit will be at cost!
- (60 days)