It's summer blockbuster season, where there are ample choices of what movies to see and how to see them. Do you just go for the regular viewing experience, or spring for 3D? Or do you stay home and watch Netflix?
There are no right answers. But soon, the annoyance of wearing 3D glasses at the movies may not factor into your decision. (Unlike the price for a 3D movie ticket, which is likely to remain high.) Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science are presenting a paper this week at the SIGGRAPH computer-graphics conference that shows a prototype for how to create a cinema-sized movie screen that won't require patrons to wear those awful glasses.