Many of our three-dimensional
programs lack a sculptural quality because they end up being designed
for one specific view. The Nsider was an attempt by myself and
fellow students Jared Shiffman and Casey Reas to create a more
sculptural virtual space by creating a multi-perspective screen.
The Nsider is a cube shaped screen that simultaneously shows four
orthographic views of the application that is running inside.
The goal is not to create the illusion of a real three-dimensional
object, but instead to show many views at once and allow people
to move around the screen to see different views. Some applications
even change the format of the presentation depending on the angle
of view, letting people visually change their point of view by
changing the visual representation.