Lumarca is a truly volumetric display which allows viewers to see three dimensional images and motion in the real world.
Lumarca is a truly volumetric display which allows viewers to see three dimensional images and motion in the real world. Read more
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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.
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