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This is pretty cool – 3D motion video created by capturing extruded light from an iPad.

by Kelly Walsh on September 22, 2010


I know that’s a mouthful of a post title, and I know this isn’t exactly education technology, but I think you’ll enjoy it anyway (and it involves the iPad, which is a certainly a popular Ed Tech topic these days)!

In this video, “Making Future Magic: iPad light painting”, these brilliant people create images and display them on an iPad and capture the light as they move the iPad and change the images. And they record it. This results in these seemingly animated images being captured in real space like they’re right there. It’s really cool – check it out:

I’m not sure what the practical applications for this technology are, and maybe there don’t really need to be any – heck, “magic” isn’t about being practical anyway! That being said, it wouldn’t be too surprising to find out that there are some great applications for this technology.

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Google’s Liquid Galaxy Project – too cool not to share
Insight into the future of virtual worlds & virtual reality


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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