3D Display Cube
3D Display Cube by James Clar
I think this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. It's definitly a breakthrough. I don't know why I imagine future travelling to be something along the lines of this.
The 3D Display Cube exhibits data spatially in a way that is closer to how we actually envision objects. Designed for a course called The World, Pixel by Pixel, James Clar's cube is made of 1,000 LEDs soldered onto a 10-inch freestanding matrix. Each individually controlled LED acts as one pixel and can be refreshed at a rate of more than 60 frames per second, creating a low-resolution 3D television. Video and audio data enter the cube through a serial input device and are transformed into a dynamic light sculpture.
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