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Gigapixel Billboards? Why Not!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

The Ministry of New Media (in conjunction with the DailyDOOH) will soon be hosting their second Thought Leadership Summit. The first one was in London this past May and the second one is next month in New York City. The theme this time will be ‘Billboards Unplugged‘ – I’ve been asked to participate again, so […]

I’m Walking on Pixels, Woooah!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

In a presentation I gave at the last Thought Leadership Summit), I analyzed what the ‘perfect’ pixel size should be for interactivity with large area, up-close displays. I included the scenario where pixels would be on the floor which raised a few eyebrows. I’ve been writing about ‘pixels everywhere‘ for quite some time, but apparently […]

How About $85k For A Billion Pixels?

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

Ken Werner in the Display Daily newsletter reported Friday that Sears will be taking orders starting today for Seiki’s 39″ 4k (3840×2180) TV. Doing the math, that works out to be under $85k for a billion pixels! That’s MSRP. Quantity one. Doing a bit more math, the pixel size works out to be about 0.22 […]

Megapixels Are Boring. Let’s Talk Gigapixels

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

I’ve written several times before how our industry – and society at large, for that matter — needs to start planning for when gigapixel displays become commonplace. I’m convinced that’s going to happen much sooner than most people think. So I was very enthusiastic when Adrian Cotterill, editor-in-chief of the DailyDOOH, asked me if I’d […]

How Far Does a MegaPixel Go?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

How Far Does a MegaPixel Go? The answer is not very far at all. One of the points I tried to make in my recent post about the MegaPixel Summit at #ISE2013 was that a million pixels is puny. That raised a few eyebrows. But let’s take a look at some numbers and you’ll understand […]

What I Wish The Megapixel Summit Was About

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

When I first heard that there was to be a Megapixel Summit at #ISE2013, my immediate reaction was “it’s about time”. I’ve been preaching about ‘pixels everywhere’ for a long time and others have too. Pixels on any surface. Pixels as a new building material. Pixels as a new way to think about lighting. Pixels […]

MicroTiles On Stage At TEDx Waterloo

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Guest Contributor, Bob Rushby

Readers of the DailyDOOH probably don’t need any introduction to the wildly popular TED conferences where speakers present thought-provoking ideas on a wide range of topics related to technology, entertainment and design. Almost as well known are the independently organized TEDx events, one of which – TEDx Waterloo – took place in Kitchener, Canada on […]