Department of Media Design, Faculty of Design
Associate Professor ISHII Tatsuro
“Extended Imaging” is a method of visual expressions, such as projection mapping, that exceeds the edges of the original visual presentation, such as monitors and screens. Recently, extended imaging expression has been widely used to surprise and impress viewers. At the same time, we believe it is important to research effective visual expression in extended imaging.
In this research, we are conducting practical research on effective methods of extended imaging expression through the production of projection mapping and large-scale screening events in collaboration with public agencies, such as the “Karatsu Castle projection mapping” in Karatsu City and the “Kihinkan projection mapping” in Fukuoka Prefecture.
We are also conducting research on augmented stereoscopic 3D video expression for a nationally designated intangible cultural asset (Kagura) by projecting stereoscopic video onto walls, floors, and ceilings to create a sense of presence as if one were watching the real-size performance.
As part of our research on extended imaging, we are also conducting research activities as a member of the "Exhibition Video Comprehensive Archive Center". Exhibition video is a general term for special videos produced and shown at expositions, exhibitions, museums, etc. Most exhibition video is shown only for a limited term. Most of the exhibition images are rarely preserved after the exhibition term and are often discarded or scattered. This organization was established to collect and archive these valuable videos and film contents. In this research, we are not only digitally archiving the collected video materials, but also conducting research on effective representations to reproduce the conditions of the video presentation, including the exhibition space at that time.
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Although we also research video expression using head-mounted displays (for VR), we are pursuing what is an effective method of expression to enable viewers to gather in the same space to share their impressions in watching the huge, high-resolution visual presentation space.