HypoSurface is a unique display medium in which the surface of the display actually moves. The surface is made of small, interlocking panels that can push out or pull in to create a wide variety of shapes.
The surface behaves like a precisely controlled liquid: waves, patterns, logos, even text emerge and fade continually within its dynamic surface. The human eye is drawn to physical movement, and this gives HypoSurface a basic advantage over other display systems.
The surface of the display can be made to mimic a wide variety of disturbingly biological movements. Letters and logos march across the wall; amoebas and snakes seem to undulate just under the surface (see video)
HypoSurface is a pretty good implementation of the plastex walls in J.G. Ballard's psychotropic houses from his 1960's Vermillion Sands stories:
Contrary to the company's web hype, the HypoSurface display is not the first display with a screen surface that moves:
- AMOEBA Tank Forms Letters The AMOEBA circular tank is able to form letters with standing waves.
- Khronos Projector Uses a flexible screen to let you move back and forth in time.
Read more at the HypoSurface website.
(This Science Fiction in the News story used with permission of Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction