3D Teleconferencing Makes Heads Spin at SIGGRAPH – Forbes and Technology Review Cover

Published: August 6, 2009
Category: News

ICT’s 3D Teleconferencing Display is being showcased at the SIGGRAPH-09 Emerging Technologies Exhibit. The system, also known as HeadSPIN, is profiled in the August issue of Forbes Magazine and in MIT’s Technology Review. Created in collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Fakespace Labs, the display allows a remote participant to appear in 3D and maintain appropriate eye contact with speakers.
The hologram-like effect is reminiscent of the floating images of Princess Leia and Yoda from the Star Wars movies but now in the real world, not a galaxy far far away. “Except for projecting onto thin air, we can do everything Star Wars can,” said Paul Debevec, ICT’s associate director of graphics research and lead developer of the system.
Read the Forbes article here.
Watch Forbes video story here.
Read the MIT Technology Review post here.