iView Concept Curved Screen Feels Futuristic

by Mark R

iView Concept

Have you ever seen some new technology that feels like it was plucked from an old sci-fi movie? For example, how our clamshell cell phones resemble Captain Kirk’s communicator from Star Trek.

Another example would have to be new iView concept screen from designer Nuno Teixeira. The design looks to be based on old 1950’s wraparound cinema screens as the screen comes around to surround the viewer. To be honest, I can’t really think of any practical reason for the wraparound effect other than it looks cool.

Though you can’t see it in this picture, the iView has another extraordinary feature: a screen on the other side. The screen is a bit smaller, but it would be good for office interactions.

I can totally see this iView as a science fiction movie prop, especially with the screen on the other side. The scene would be a guy in an office to discuss a situation with another person. The person behind the desk would be giving news to the guy on the other side, and displaying it on the other screen. However, their two screens would be completely opposite of each other. For example, the screen on the other side would have some nice info, and the guy behind the desk would be seeing “Kill Him” on the screen.

Despite the dark sci-fi factor that I just introduced to this wonderfully bleached-white product, I still think it is a cool product and would like to see it develop into reality.

4 reviews or comments

miley Says: March 2, 2008 at 8:58 am

One reason — a curved screen could keep the distance from your eyes to the screen constant for everywhere on a horizontal line. I suppose that could reduce eye strain. I find having my 2 monitors positioned with a slight V more comfortable than side by side and parallel.

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Neagle Says: March 2, 2008 at 8:17 pm

I don’t see the need for the screen on the back side but, this curve is great.

amband Says: September 4, 2010 at 6:15 am

why doesn’t anyone offer us the dimensions of this thing?

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