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Large Laser Lightfield Display


Term:

Summer

Department:

MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Mahnaz El-Kouedi

Faculty email:

mahy@media.mit.edu

Apply by:

May 7

Contact:

novysan@media.mit.edu, E15-489, @novysan

Project Description

The Object-Based Media group and Open Ocean Initiative at the Media Lab are seeking a UROP for a project that includes an extremely large, pseudo-holographic, volumetric light-field display using laser projection. The immediate goal of this project is to enable the display and exploration of oceanographic and space data sets in an immersive and captivating environment. Longer-term goals will extend the display for game design and creative expression. The UROP will assist in designing real time graphics for video and laser projection on multiple surfaces. The successful candidate should have a strong background in graphic design packages such as Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Blender, Maya, etc with experience in Unity and openFrameworks also a plus. A strong portfolio with proven skills is required. Interests in human-computer interaction and game design are also desirable.

Pre-requisites

Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, FBX export format, Unity. Preferred: C++, openFrameworks, interest in HCI, game design, and data visualization.