#405: Eyemax

My first ever i-max cinema trip took me into space aboard the Shuttle. I was impressed by the perceptual effectiveness of just having a big, enveloping screen.

Today’s invention attempts to recreate a version of that experience at much lower cost and in a portable format.


Take several banana slide type phones and clip them together as shown (one such phone is highlighted in orange). Insert your face into the arc which is formed and play coordinated moving images on the screens, so that a wraparound visual patchwork is created.

The arc might even be made long enough to encompass the user’s ears, so that a form of surround sound could be generated.

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