1. Commissioned by Studio Toogood, London, designers of ‘The Blocks’ installation. Equilibrium hovers within a specially designed glass case while kaleidoscopic blends of filmed crystal and water gradually shifts across its surface.

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  2. WORK IN PROGRESS 2012/07/10
    At G8 Labs we are experimenting with rotated Projection Mapping. Here is our first attempt to generate the magic illusion of "looking into the cube".

    See other videos of our Prototype here:

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  3. Julia Tsao
    Graduate Thesis Project, Fall 2009
    Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design


    "Curious Displays" functions simultaneously as a form of design research and as a speculative proposal for a new product, a future display technology.

    The project explores our relationship with devices and technology by examining the multi-dimensionality of communication and the complexity of social behavior and interaction. In its essence, the project functions as a piece of design fiction, considering the fluctuating nature of our present engagement with media technology and providing futurist imaginings of other ways of being.


    Curious Displays (2009) is a product proposal for a new platform for display technology. Instead of a fixed form factor screen, the display surface is instead broken up into hundreds of ½ inch display blocks. Each block operates independently as a self-contained unit, and has full mobility, allowing movement across any physical surface. The blocks operate independently of one another, but are aware of their position and role relative to the rest of the system. With this awareness, the blocks are able to coordinate with the other blocks to reconfigure their positioning to form larger display surfaces and forms depending on purpose and function. In this way, the blocks become a physical embodiment of digital media, and act as a vehicle for the physical manifestation of what typically exists only in the virtual space of the screen.

    Traditionally, displays are fixed-size/ratio surfaces that provide an entry point to a defined experience with digital media content. This content is varied--informational, filmic, auditory, at times even spatial. However, the relationship between the user and the digital entities within the defined surface of the screen creates a sense of fragmentation between two distinct spaces. The virtual space of the screen provides a surface for media content to come alive, but is a distinct and marked separation from the physical space that the user occupies.

    Curious Display "blocks" are tangible and tactile. They occupy and move through physical space, and are thus subject to the same spatial rules and limitations faced by any other physical objects. These constraints lend themselves to potentially interesting outcomes in terms of interactivity and negotiation. An abundance of questions quickly begin to surface--how do they move? How do they behave? Does this movement and behavior begin to allude to the development of a type of personality? How does one communicate with them? Where do they go when you're not using them? What role do they take on in our daily lives?

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  5. On behalf of Playframe Berlin, Grosse8 / Lichtfront was asked to develop a presentation tool for displaying wooden textures on real objects. Austrians’ wood material specialist “EGGER-Holzwerkstoffe” required a tool, with which architects, designer and product developers could see their different styles and wood textures in real-time and of course in the same quality like an original EGGER product.

    Grosse8 / Lichtfront developed the VDS (Virtual Design Studio), in which you can choose different interior configuration, (e.g. office simulation or kitchen environment). The illusion of the furniture is projected by HD video projectors which display the wood-textures in a high resolution on two white cubes.

    The highest claim for this new presentation module was to manage the faithful details of figure, grain and of course colours.

    With a touch screen interface you can choose out of EGGERs’ 700 wood textures and find your own combination. During the presentation the decoration-combinations are free. For the first time the viewer has the possibility of judging his decoration-combination in a full scale mode and with a truly realistic impression.

    Therewith they days of little wood chippings for choosing a complete interior are over.


    Im Rahmen des Messeauftritts der Firma EGGER Holzwerkstoffe auf der diesjährigen ZOW vom 08. bis zum 11.02. feierte das „Virtuelle Design Studio“ Premiere.

    Die Designagentur GROSSE8 entwickelte im Auftrag der Kommunikations-agentur PLAYFRAME für EGGER mit dem „VDS“ ein Präsentationswerkzeug zur Dekorvisualisierung in Echtzeit und in Originalgröße.

    Bei der Präsentation werden durch die Bedienung eines, von der Firma Active Online programmierten, Touchscreen Interfaces frei konfigurierbare Dekorkombinationen an ein systemimmanentes 3D-Mappingmodul übergeben, das die räumlich angepassten Dekordaten über zwei Full HD-Beamer auf zwei Kuben projiziert.

    So entsteht vor den Augen des Betrachters die Illusion einer Küche oder eines Office Möbels in Originalgröße. Der Betrachter hat auf diese Weise die Möglichkeit, seine Dekorkombinationen bei einer realistischen Raumwirkung zu beurteilen.

    Oberste Prämisse bei der Umsetzung dieses neuen Präsentationsmoduls waren die originalgetreue Abbildung der Dekordetails und der Dekorfarben.

    Ab Anfang März 2010 wird das „Virtuelle Design Studio“ Bestandteil der überarbeiteten Dauerausstellung im österreichischen Stammhaus der EGGER Gruppe in St. Johann/Tirol sein.

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