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Jul 26, 2012

Planar LookThru Featured in Second Story's Experiment with Face-Tracking and Reactive Content

Second Story in Portland, Oregon is currently featuring Planar’s LookThru™ Display Box as part of an experiment into uncharted territory with face-tracking and reactive content. Their technique of combining the LookThru and a Kinnect for Windows Sensor with Second Story software has created something truly unique, allowing them to augment a physical object with digital labels, and adapt the display to the viewer’s perspective. This creates a very personal experience for each individual viewer and endless possibilities for showcasing products across multiple industries. The Planar LookThru incorporates a transparent 32-inch display in an enclosed More…
May 18, 2012

Form and Technology Intro Class

Tuesday evening I participated in the kickoff of the Form and Technology workshop at the Industrial Design department at the Pratt Institute under Scott VanderVoort and department chair Steve Diskin. The goal of Form and Technology is to intersect the latest Planar products which “unleash architectural expression” with the fresh creativity of Pratt’s design students and thought leaders. My goal for the class introduction was to impart a solid technical understanding of Planar products, and impart our vision of using video as a building material. We can’t wait to see the ideas that this class will inspire! After I gave a quick overview of Planar, we More…
May 17, 2012

Pratt Institute + Planar Systems

Planar has partnered with New York’s Pratt Institute for their summer workshop, Form and Technology, which allows students to explore Planar products such as the Clarity Matrix, Planar LookThru and Planar Mosaic. Planar’s VP of Technology, Ben Clifton welcomed students the first day and gave insight to Planar technologies and innovations. The workshop will encourage young designers to play a more dynamic role as a designer and embrace content creation & curation as a deeper way to connect with products and audiences.The Pratt Institute workshop runs May 15 – June 14.To view photos and information about the first part of the workshop and read More…