When Worlds Coincide: Mirror World Interfaces
Presentation: 12:15pm-1:30pm in Serra Hall, Room 104B
Workshop: 4:00pm-5:20pm in Serra Hall, Room 155
Presented by T J Rogers, Purdue University
Audience: Students and Faculty
Lunch will be provided at the talk.
This talk introduces the emergence of mirror worlds and their potential impact and applications in academic environments. Mixed reality (or augmented reality) is a real time computer graphics technique that combines and spatially aligns information from both physical worlds and virtual worlds. Mirror worlds are a subset of mixed reality that focuses on mapping real-world structures in a geographically accurate way by representing the physical world with information-rich virtual models. Representing the spatial convergence of virtual worlds and physical worlds is not trivial. However, new display technologies (such as Google Glass) along with the increasing popularity of location-based services are indicating an emerging market for augmenting physical spaces, objects, and processes with historic, real time, and simulated information. The topics covered in this talk (and workshop) include the history of mirror world concepts and principles; a proposed mirror world interface framework for presentational environments; and several important application areas for these emerging techniques. Established principles of arena theatre architecture, perspective scenic theory, and location-based mixed reality (3D mirror worlds) are combined into a comprehensive approach for structuring complex spatial relationships between multiple viewpoints (viewers) and multiple visual displays (viewed) in the existing architectural context of mirrored presentational environments.