Here at Arcstream we are always up for a challenge so when we were approached by the prestigious Royal Institution to help them with their Christmas Lectures we were very happy to donate the use of our latest FogScreen technology.
Each year the Royal Institution presents a series of lectures in collaboration with the BBC to be aired on BBC4 over the Christmas period. The Christmas Lectures date back to 1825 when the first lecture was presented by Michael Faraday - credited as the father of electric motor technology.
The series of lectures this year, entitled ' Sparks Will Fly', were presented by Professor Danielle George - the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Manchester. The aim of the lectures was to demonstrate how we can take existing British inventions such as a lightbulb, a telephone and a motor and adapt them-transforming them to do extraordinary things.
Arcstream's FogScreen technology was used to great effect in the second lecture entitled 'Making Contact'. In this lecture Professor Danielle George and her team, ably assisted by Arcstream were able to create a hologram picture of the presenter Dallas Campbell and ask him to remotely control a robotic arm. This was all achieved by using existing technology already available in mobile phones coupled with Arcstream's latest FogScreen technology.
FogScreen is a novel projection system which uses a thin layer of fog as a transparent projection screen to display images which appear to float on air and which can be walked through. The fog is completely safe as it is made from ordinary water with no added chemicals and it dissolves by itself.
Arcstream have already used FogScreen in a variety of different applications such as retail and digital signage. It allows for high- impact advertising without limiting floor space. It is also excellent for creating fantastic reveal effects. As demonstrated in the Royal Institution Lecture it can also allow for interaction with the image being projected.
Arcstream have already used FogScreen in a variety of different applications such as live events, exhibition stand and corporate parties. It allows for high- impact advertising without limiting floor space. It is also excellent for creating fantastic reveal effects and works really well as an entranceway to a venue or event.
As demonstrated in the Royal Institution Lecture it can also allow for interaction with the image being projected.