Bob Rushby believes that pixels are about to escape the bounds of their current display devices. As the recently-retired CTO of Christie Digital, he knows something about throwing pixels around. In this month’s uxWaterloo session, he’ll discuss the convergence of lighting and information display and the major effects it will have on architecture, graphic design, communications, and how we live and work.
Electric lighting is used everywhere around us. It’s so ubiquitous that we are almost unaware of it. Yet the way we think about lighting is about to fundamentally change. No longer will lighting merely illuminate our desks, our walls and our buildings. Whether at home, in our workplace, or in public spaces, lighting is about to be transformed: it will communicate with us, interact with us, and help us see the world with new eyes. Pixels will be everywhere — and this will have profound implications on our lives.
Bob retired from Christie Digital in February 2011 after an exciting career leading talented teams in the creation of ground-breaking technology products. Christie is a global leader in projection and electronic display products and has the world’s largest installed base of digital cinema projection systems. Bob is currently involved with several exciting university entrepreneurship initiatives — in particular, the University of Waterloo REAP program and the Ryerson University Digital Media Zone. He is also writing a book on the theme of Digital Light… pixels everywhere.