The Large Interactive Laser Lightfield Installation, LILLI, is a 360° volumetric aerial lightfield display that uses a combination of laser and video projectors to visualize oceanographic, meteorological, and near-space data sets to multiple users, without head mounted displays and in full ambient lighting conditions. Built using a free, readily available game engine and combined with an open source custom data processing pipeline, LILLI allows a large group of decision or policy makers to approach and manipulate large data sets in real time. Four extensive view zones allow a command-and-control team an unprecedented level of situational awareness.
Four 3W RGB lasers capable of rendering @90k points per second.
Four 7200 - 10,000 lumen HD projectors (upgradable to 4K).
Laser based red/blue anaglyph system available for additional stereoscopic effect.
Displays 2D or 3D content or a hybrid of both.
Imports common data formats (NetCDF, CSV) or API calls to web-based data services.
Prototype display is 14’ x 14’ x 10’ with an 8’ to 10’ viewing volume.
Optics scale linearly, so small or larger displays are conceivable and limited only by room scale and beamsplitter mounting options.
Additional interaction modalities are unlimited.
Five distinct data sets available in 2020.
Team: Dan Novy, Tyler Schoeppner, Bowen Wu, Tiffany Chen, Ethan Nevidomsky, Katy Croff Bell
Funded by: 11th Hour Racing
2021 status: Continuing under 11th Hour Racing