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

Shader Printer

Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Foyer

This novel stateful projector display uses bi-stable color-changing inks. It augments non-planar complex painted surfaces by projecting high-resolution, rewritable imagery that persists on target surfaces without requiring additional power.

The concept is useful for various applications that are not supported by traditional displays or fabrication technologies. For example, fashion items such as shoes or bags, and architectural elements such as wallpaper and floors can be updated frequently. Design prototypes can be tested outside the laboratory environment in outdoor displays. Another application could be very large, high-resolution information displays that are constantly updated.

Daniel Saakes
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Masahiko Inami
Japan Science and Technology Agency and Keio University

Takeo Igarashi
Japan Science and Technology Agency and The University of Tokyo

Naoya Koizumi
Keio University

Ramesh Raskar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology