DEMYSTIFYING THE FUTURE OF THE SCREEN
Volumetric display (VD) is a graphical display device that produces three-dimensional objects in mid-air, unlike traditional devices like televisions, movie screens, and cell phones, that simulate depth in two dimensions. Demystifying The Future of the Screen explores the creation of a 3D representation of volumetric display (which is essentially a technology that doesn’t yet exist) using current technologies. It investigates the conceptual possibilities and technical challenges of prototyping a future, speculative, technology with currently available materials. Cultural precedents, technical antecedents, economic challenges, and industry adaptation, all contribute to Natasha’s project. It pedals back to the past to examine the probable widespread integration of this future technology. Natasha fabricated a prototype that simulates a volumetric display experience. The prototype creates an immersive 3D optical illusive experience using only 2D technology, with the use of a holographic display fan.
Natasha Mody is a seasoned creative professional in the television and film industry whose work comprises award-winning brands such as ESPN’s SportsCenter, College Gameday and Star TV’s Star Sports Network and Hotstar. Currently completing a MDes, Digital Futures, her focus is on disruptive digital innovation and technology, which is instrumental to her career leap into the digital space.