Staged Façades: Peripheral Displays in the Public

Staged Façades: Peripheral Displays in the Public

Bernhard Wally (Research Studio Pervasive Computing Applications, Austria) and Alois Ferscha (Research Studio Pervasive Computing Applications, Austria)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/jaci.2009040103
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Abstract

Media façades, realized through projection systems, could be a promising technology for scalable public displays in urban spaces. With low requirements regarding the infrastructure and virtually no influence on the buildings’ fabric, projected façades offer exceptional flexibility and extensibility as well as easy maintenance. As cities are increasingly confronted with digital signage products besides other public display systems, a projector-based system offers the possibility to be switched off and restore the screen to its previous state in the blink of an eye. We present the prototypical implementation of a “Staged Façades Framework” leveraging a façade’s structure and ornamentation for dynamically adapting pieces of multimedia content.

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