Graffiti fur: Turning your carpet into a computer display

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

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Abstract

Computer displays play an important role in connecting the information world and the real world. In the era of ubiquitous computing, it is essential to be able to access information in a fluid way and non-obstructive integration of displays into our living environment is a basic requirement to achieve it. Here, we propose 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 a finger in the opposite direction. These material properties can be found in various items such as carpets and plush toy in our living environment. Our technology can turn these ordinary objects into displays without requiring or creating any non-reversible modifications to the objects. It can be used to make a large-scale display and the drawings it creates have no running costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450329613
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2014 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2014 Aug 102014 Aug 14

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014

Other

OtherACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2014
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period14/8/1014/8/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Sugiura, Y., Toda, K., Hoshi, T., Inami, M., & Igarashi, T. (2014). Graffiti fur: Turning your carpet into a computer display. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 [9] (ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2614066.2614085