Microsoft lifted the lid on an interesting display idea called IllumiRoom.   The idea is to fill the room with images, lights beyond a TV screen, making a truly unique and immersive experience.  It’s not a holodeck, but man, its close

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Originally showcased as the Samsung CES keynote, a video shows someone playing an Xbox game and the projected images either to expand a map, or make it feel like its actually snowing.  Microsoft has said this isn’t just a video, but an actual lab demo.

The project from Microsoft research uses a Kinect combined with a projector.  The Kinect captures the appearance and geometry of the room, and projects visuals in real time.  It’s a prototype, but it could be very intriguing.

[Via Engadget]

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