The interactive floor

"On the floor I am more at ease … I feel nearer, more a part of the painting since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting." Jackson Pollock

The floor screen is a high resolution (4800x3840 pixels), multi touch screen, about 5 x 4 meters, located in the heart of Humlab-X, Arts Campus. The screen is projected from underneath using 8 projectors onto glass slides with a carrying capacity of over 7 tons. The screen is unique due to its size, its high resolution and high-end graphic system, and the advantage of rear projection, which eliminates problems with shading, as well as the relatively thin edges of the image and its proximity to the image under your feet.


Why a floor screen?

There are several answers to this question. The floor is not a very common display surface, and when it's used, it's often made with a more simple projection from above. The solution we use also makes only very small gaps between the 8 display surfaces that build into a single picture. We thus get a large coherent projection that allows for "being a part of the picture". The interactive floor screen is controlled by a powerful computer with two even more powerful graphic systems (quadro plex).