Over at MAKE:Blog you can get a look at a project out of MIT called the Junkyard Jumbotron. Simply assemble your group of internet connected displays be they smartphones or laptops and assemble them into the grouping you want, and displayed visit a unique URL generated for you by the project that will display a QR code on each device. Take a picture and fire it off to the project and your image or stream will be displayed over the devices as if they were one big, oddly shaped monitor.
"Rick Borovoy of MIT Media Lab’s Civic Media Project developed the Junkyard Jumbotron, which makes it easy to turn a bunch of small computer displays into one big one. Setting it up is as simple as opening a web browser on each device, loading their website, and taking a photo of the arrangement. After that, their software figures out which screen is where, and starts streaming data to each device’s screen directly over the web."
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