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Projection Mapping and Acoustic Levitation Create ‘Pixie Dust’

In the video below, see examples of University of Tokyo researchers using speakers to suspend objects in the air and then projection mapping to make them glow, a la Pixie Dust, as the team is calling it.

Explains Wired, “While acoustic levitation isn’t entirely new, the Japanese researchers have taken what they call the ‘digital controllability of non-digital objects’ to impressive new levels. They can tug a small screw to and fro, for instance, and let part of a floating grid of sand fall away until just a floating cross remains.Levitation is plenty cool in its own right. But the projected graphics steer the work toward some real world applications.’

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