Palm Top Theater is a playful analog extension for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (and in principle any Smartphone) that converts a 2D display into a layered 3D view. [Work distributed by V2_Agency]
Placing in a new context the
old Pepper's ghost technique of placing a half-silvered mirror at a 45-degree
angle in front of an image, the project represents a timely critique of the
popular memes of 3D displays and iPhones. As a gadget peripheral, PTT supports
a wide range of applications and media formats, from simple videos and
animations to interactive works that use the device’s sensor technology.
The device with the three mirrors, the basis for
the Palm Top Theater experience, lets the spectator enjoy 3D moving images in the palm of
its hand without glasses or other gear. The Smartphone becomes a
private mini-theater, connected to an online community of producers both
amateur and professional.
Videos, animations, motion graphics, music videos and interactive applications for the i3DG devices on iPods, iPads and 32'' Flat Screen were created by award winning visual creators, artists and art students in the Netherlands and in Japan. These ...
Dots Digital Art Magazine is a digital iPad magazine that puts contemporary art in the spotlight using an innovative and interactive approach. DOTS is organizing a cover contest. Be published and win a Palm Top Theater device.
With seven installations on show at the popular STRP festival – kicking off again in Eindhoven on Friday, November 18 – V2_ can call itself an official purveyor of 50 years of media art in the Netherlands.
We challenge all you makers out there to produce and share new content for Palm Top Theater, the device that transforms your iPhone into a 3D-theater in the palm of your hand. Product and browser app will be launched in Japan in November 2012.