Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

A Colloidal Display: Membrane Screen That Combines Transparency, BRDF, and 3D Volume

Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Foyer

This project proposes an innovative solution that transforms a soap film into the world’s thinnest screen. It has several significant points in comparison to other displays or screens:

• The screen’s transparency can be controlled dynamically by using ultrasonic sound waves. Because of its transparency, membranes and a single projector can develop the plane-based 3D screen.

• The screen’s shape, surface texture, and reflectance can be controlled dynamically with ultrasonic sound waves.
Because of its dynamic character, the screen can display realistic material.

• The screen’s unique material, which allows objects to pass through it, promotes new ways of human interaction with flexible displays.

These features open a new path for flexible displays.

Yoichi Ochiai
The University of Tokyo

Alexis Oyama
Carnegie Mellon University

Keisuke Toyoshima
University of Tsukuba