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Issue No. 03 - July-Sept. (2016 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 77-82
David Sweeney , Microsoft Research
Nicholas Chen , Microsoft Research
Steve Hodges , Microsoft Research
Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl , Microsoft Research
For digital displays to become more pervasive, they need to have the properties of materials like textiles and plastic film. Moving away from the row-column addressing architecture that dominates traditional displays, the authors propose an architecture that relies on autonomous pixels--that is, pixels that independently sense input and convert it to a corresponding visual output. Two different prototypes reveal the challenges and potential of autonomous pixels, highlighting how digital displays supplied as a flexible material can help foster the development of various new applications. This department is part of a special issue on pervasive displays.
Public displays, Media, Computer architecture, Digital systems

D. Sweeney, N. Chen, S. Hodges and T. Grosse-Puppendahl, "Displays as a Material: A Route to Making Displays More Pervasive," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 77-82, 2016.
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