The Looking Glass: Light Field Display, Conference Talk, and Vimeo Hologram Streaming
The Looking Glass is a light field display (marketed as holographic display) funded through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The display is based on lenticular lenses, and generates 45 different views at 60 fps. Viewers can interact with the displayed light field volumes through touch-less gesture controls. The Looking Glass is available in two screen sizes, 8.9 and 15.9″, starting at US$ 499 (early bird price), and is scheduled to start shipping in December 2018.
During the recent Hackaday Superconference in Pasadena CA, co-founder and CTO Alex Hornstein of the Looking Glass Factory, gave an interesting talk about the mechanics of capturing still and moving image light fields, and displaying them as holographic images and video. The presentation featured a live light field capture using a simple webcam rig, and almost instantaneous display of the captured light field on the company’s holographic display:
In related news, the Looking Glass Factory has partnered with online video portal vimeo to create the first streaming holographic video channel (available here) to allow users to stream light field video directly to their holographic display.