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Iron Man 2 UI Made in WebGL

February 24, 2013


This week, my thesis research focused on user interfaces presented throughout science fiction in film and television. The one interface I kept going back to was the Iron Man 2 gestural projection field. The display allows for direct content manipulation while gestures can compliment specific actions like zoom. Although I don’t have a projection field on hand (nor does one exist of this magnitude) – I re-created the interface using Javascript and webGL. The sensing device I used is a LeapMotion. Now I just need to find a transparent OLED display to test it out on with someone filming me through the glass.