The I/O bulb and the luminous room
Author(s)Underkoffler, John Stephen
Input/output bulb and the luminous room
Nicholas Negroponte and Hiroshi Ishii.
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We introduce a new device called the I/O Bulb, an evolution of the common lightbulb capable of emitting structured light and performing simultaneous optical capture. This basic notion is extended to suggest an architecture called the Luminous Room, in which every portion of an enclosed space is treated by one or another of many coordinated I/O Bulbs. We present a series of implementations - hardware & software systems that mock up I/O Bulb environments; two full I/O-Bulb-based applications; assortments of smaller interaction experiments; and finally a prototype Luminous Room system - in order to demonstrate and substantiate these core ideas.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts & Sciences, 1999.Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-88).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences