But except for a few interesting projected interfaces, like Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense technology, the screens have been frustratingly grounded. Forget flying cars–where are our flying screens?
That’s Flyfire, a hovering, programmable swarm of mini-helicopter-mounted LEDs developed by MIT’s SENSEable City Lab.
The Flyfire canvas can transform itself from one shape to another or morph a two-dimensional photographic image into an articulated shape. The pixels are physically engaged in transitioning images from one state to another, which allows the Flyfire canvas to demonstrate a spatially animated viewing experience.
If this is the future of screens, the obvious question is, Where are the ads?
[Via BLDG BLOG]