Back in summer 2008, a group of Google engineers started horsing around with multiscreen displays and Google Earth, using their 20 Percent time. Fast forward a year and a half, and the hack has turned into this sensurround array of seven screens, offering an immersive experience that’s like stepping inside Google Earth. From the Google LatLong blog:
It felt more like a ride than a computer program, something between an observation-deck and a glass-walled spaceship. As a result of this totally seamless, immersive experience, we decided to name it the Liquid Galaxy.
Step into the Liquid Galaxy at The Dome, out on the Plaza.
Photo: TED / Marla Aufmuth