70 MP Delight: Amazing 15000 x 5000 Pixels LHRD wall at the GI VR/AR workshop

Yesterday, September 10th, I was lucky to attend the opening of the GI VR/AR Workshop 2015 in Sankt Augustin hosted by the Institute of Visual Computing lead by Prof. Dr. André Hinkenjann.

Built as a 7×5 standard HD panel matrix, the LHRD (Large, High-Resolution Display) of 70 Megapixel delivered crisp, breath-taking imagery across a series of use cases.

Interactive usage of Google Maps, custom visualization software, Unity and multi-source windows on a very large display seems to be a representative but not complete list of what has been done last years at the Insitute of Visual Computing.

Specifically an eye-tracking based adaptive view rendering to increase system usage efficiency as well as Kinect-based gaming application gave me an idea what future visual applications to immersively interact with complex worlds of Big Data will be in 1-2 years.

Before this event, I thought that a competing technology to such displays might be an advanced Head Mounted Display, but now I doubt that in near future a HMD device could offer same scalability in terms of high resolution as a LHRD. Still, in a VR application demonstrated by the EU funded  startup VIORAMA  I could zoom into a 1000 MP Hieronymus Bosch paining (related video) .

Now, I am of course looking forward to experience similar LHRD setup, but based not on HD panels, but 4k, or even better 8k, which will be definitely awesome.


SIGSPL.org goes live

On August 22th, 2015 SIGSPL initiators Peter Muryshkin and Christian Holzinger met in the coworking space of Unperfekthaus in Essen to launch the community site, sigspl.org.

SIGSPL.org stands for Special Interest Group for Software Production Lines. SIGSPL is a non-profit initiative to leverage modern industrial quality assurance and automation methods in the IT industry of the 21st century.

Just imagine, you could observe the value chain of an enterprise IT project in real time on an interactive dashboard. This vision is achievable through interdisciplinary synergies between Labor, Analysis and Arts combined with industrial automation and quality management approaches.