Graffiti fur: Turning your carpet into a computer display

Yuta Sugiura, Koki Toda, Takayuki Hoshi, Youichi Kamiyama, Takeo Igarashi, Masahiko Inami

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Abstract

We devised a display technology that utilizes the phenomenon whereby the shading properties of fur change as the fibers are raised or flattened. One can erase drawings by first flattening the fibers by sweeping the surface by hand in the fiber's growth direction, and then draw lines by raising the fibers by moving the finger in the opposite direction. These material properties can be found in various items such as carpets in our living environments. We have developed three different devices to draw patterns on a "fur display" utilizing this phenomenon: a roller device, a pen device and pressure projection device. Our technology can turn ordinary objects in our environment into rewritable displays without requiring or creating any non-reversible modifications to them. In addition, it can be used to present large-scale image without glare, and the images it creates require no running costs to maintain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages149-156
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 5
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 52014 Oct 8

Publication series

NameUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period14/10/514/10/8

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Keywords

  • BRDF
  • Fur display
  • Living environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Sugiura, Y., Toda, K., Hoshi, T., Kamiyama, Y., Igarashi, T., & Inami, M. (2014). Graffiti fur: Turning your carpet into a computer display. In UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 149-156). (UIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2642918.2647370