Tree-shaded screen: A Propeller type screen for Public Art

Tree-shaded screen is a novel artwork for the public space. One can also think of it as a novel virtual reality system. The artwork consists of a surround couch, a column, and a propeller with six blades. When we sit down on the couch, we can see the propeller above. A high reflective screen material on the propeller's blades brightly reflects the images that are projected by two projectors. The display uses human's afterimages to form a complete continuous display. This artwork is like a short resting place for people, a metaphor for a mother tree that shades many creatures in nature. This artwork was designed for an installation in the Haneda airport, which is the biggest airport in Japan. We use birds as a metaphor of airplanes. Birds' behavior animation is projected on the propellers. The birds behavior is synchronized with a flight timetable of the Haneda airport. The couch looks like a bird's nest made from a new material. We exhibited the tree-shaded screen at an open-campus and evaluated it. We will exhibit this artwork in the Haneda airpot in October 2009.

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Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE - ICAT - EuroVR
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Michitaka Hirose and Dieter Schmalstieg and Chadwick A. Wingrave and Kunihiro Nishimura
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Tree-shaded screen: A Propeller type screen for Public Art
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Kunihiro, Nishimura
Suzuki, Yasuhiro
Tokuda, Yutaka
Iida, Tomohiro
Kajinami, Takashi
Tanikawa, Tomohiro
Hirose, Michitaka
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The Eurographics Association
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