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Palm Top Theater – Peppers Ghost [iPhone, Events]


Palm Top Theater puts 3D movies in the palm of your hand using peppers ghost technique. It is also an exhibition consisting of a device called i3DG. i3DG derives from the words”I”, “3D”, and “Gadget”.

i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone or an iPodTouch, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view. Using the old technique of placing a half-silvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a new context, the project extends upon 3D displays and iPhones. As a peripheral gadget, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, from 3D videos and animations to accelerometer-based games.

i3DG was invented by Jitsuro Mase, a media artist, and produced by DIRECTIONS, Inc, a Japanese media production company. It has won a prize of an international competition, Ars Electronica Festival 2010 Honorary Mention.

This device lets you enjoy 3D movies right in the palm of your hand without 3D glasses or other gear. Both production and playback of the visuals do not require special technology or equipment, such as shooting imagery with 2 cameras or using complicated CG technique for image production.

Read more about peppers ghost technique on wikipedia.

The Palm Top Theater team is also preparing new exhibition and workshop in Rotterdam. More details here.

(via Chris O’Shea)

  • V2_

    V2_ is organizing a workshop for students to create fresh content for this device, results will be showed in the exhibition Palm Top Theater, Jan. 22 – Feb. 13, 2011 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Check it out on:

  • pepper’s ghost is awesome :) I created similar devices that work on projectors and monitors and they are always a beauty to loo at

  • RealBox

    We did this an year ago… seems like I should find it and create a video.. Good work.. but this one looks much better than what we did – RealSurface – Multitouch Revolution

  • Coolnews

    Rick Dyer came up with this in the early 90s….doesn’t anyone remember Hologram Time Traveler?

  • Hanna

    Can I buy one???

  • Tanana2002

    where can i buy THAT one?