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Surround vision : a handheld screen for accessing peripheral content around the TV

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dc.contributor.advisor V. Michael Bove, Jr. en_US
dc.contributor.author Alfaro Bernate, Santiago Eloy en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-24T20:29:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-24T20:29:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/61938
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Media Technology)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-60). en_US
dc.description.abstract If one thinks of a television set as a window into another world, then whatever one sees through it could be assumed to continue past the edges of the TV. If the TV shows a forest scene, then to the sides of the TV one should be able to find the continuation of this forest, meaning more trees and perhaps a stream, a path and even some birds and squirrels. This thesis describes a novel system that situates the viewer at the center of a surround space. The system proposes that the main program be augmented with content that is specifically created for spatial continuity or other perceptual effect, and that the viewer use a hand-held navigational device with a viewing screen to access this secondary source of information, even while keeping an eye on the main screen. This navigational paradigm begs for new storytelling conventions and presents new storytelling challenges. The thesis describes a working prototype, three types of footage used to test the system in various scenarios and a user study that provides initial understandings of the effects of this system on the audience. This thesis explores how a system that enables exploratory interaction with the contents on the TV will affect both the industry and experience. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Santiago Alfaro. en_US
dc.format.extent 68 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.title Surround vision : a handheld screen for accessing peripheral content around the TV en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M.in Media Technology en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 707494557 en_US


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