ZEN is an interactive cinema system with which the users can achieve viewing freedom by their physical actions based on the context of interactive storytelling, multi-screen, and interactive display. The system consists of 3 channels of live-action motion pictures, one being the main screen, and the other two the interactive sub-displays. The same moving image is projected to these sub-displays initially. When the user moves them from right to left or up and down or pushes and pulls them, the user can trim an arbitrary image or zoom in and out of it. In addition, it enables one to focus on a certain part of the content and zoom in to it specifically, in order to switch between different scenes or stories.

Interactive Cinema System, 2004 – 2005

Alice Ding: Concept / Storytelling / Shooting
Satoru Tokuhisa: Image Processing
Sosuke Okubo: Sensor Engineering

Demo Video

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International Conference

Satoru Tokuhisa, Alice Ding and Masa Inakage.
Tri-Story as Intuitive Cinema: Interactive Storytelling based on Physical Action for Multi Screen.
ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2005) Valencia, Spain, 15-17 June, 2005.

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