European City of Science Exhibition
European City of Science is the major science exhibition in Europe in the year 2008. It is organised by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research to Celebrate the French Presidency of European Union in 2008. The exhibition will take place during 14.-16 November 2008 in the nave and under the great glass dome of the Grand Palais, an exhibition space in the center of Paris built for the 1900 Universal exhibition.
The theme of the exhibition is “Science at the service of Society”, and 80 different projects around Europe related to this theme were selected from about 250 applicants during Spring 2008 to showcase their research in the exhibition. IPCity is one of the selected projects.
European City of Science exhibition 14-16.11.2008 Grand Palais, Paris
The following tools developed in the project have been selected for ECS exhibition:
- The MR(Mixed reality) tent is a novel concept developed in the IPCity project: a mobile urban design laboratory which can be transported to a site of design and where real city scenes can be interactively augmented with computer-generated visualisations to illustrate, debate and experiment different design possibilities between various stakeholders of design.
- The ColorTable is a multi-user tabletop in support of urban planners and diverse stakeholders collaboratively envisioning urban change. It provides users with the possibility to arrange and position tokens on a surface, representing a 3D scene. A tabletop projection augments the surface of the table by a map, which provides a bird’s eye view of the site. A vertical projection renders the scene against a background, which is produced by either a real time video stream, a panorama image of a site or a see-through installation. Objects of the mixed-reality world can be modified and adapted in scale, transparency, color, and offset to the ground. The ColorTable will be placed inside the MR Tent. It can be used in combination with the Urban Sketcher.
- The CityWall (www.citywall.org) is a large multi-touch display which acts as a collaborative and playful interface for the ever-changing media landscape of the city. The CityWall is designed to support the navigation of media, specifically annotated photos and videos which are continuously gathered in realtime from public sources such as Flickr and YouTube. Using a series of intuitive gestures users can navigate and arrange media as if they were manipulating physical pictures, and beyond: they can also shrink, stretch, and rotate images as well as access more from a timeline of images corresponding to the date they were uploaded. The technology enables that several people can interact directly with display at the same time; the maximum number of people who can interact is limited only by physical space.
Technical University of Vienna
- Ina Wagner, Lisa Ehrenstrasser, Gammon, Michal
Idziorek, Valérie Maquil, Mira Wagner
Helsinki University of Technology HIIT
- Ann Morrison, Jari Kleimola, Rodolfo Samperio, Peter
Peltonen, Giulio Jacucci
- Tommi Ilmonen (email@example.com)
Graz University of Technology
- Dieter Schmalstieg and Markus Sareika
Université Paris-Est, Equipe LTMU
- Jean-Jacques Terrin, Burcu Ozdirlik, Maria Basile,
University of Applied Arts Vienna
- Andrea Börner, Reiner Zettl