By early 2016 – still following his vision inspired by Corning’s video – he and a handful of colleagues got the backing to launch Glance Displays.
Their first product, on exhibit at CES® 2017, was a mirror backed by a high-contrast display. The surfaces are carefully manipulated to let some light through, while still obscuring the workings of the technology. Voice authentication and commands let the user view information relevant to their day – weather, email, scheduling information, even commute time.
“It looks just like it’s coming to you magically,” he said. “We wanted it to be just as fluid and interactive as the one in the video that inspired it. Although in our case, you don’t even have to touch the mirror.”
Creative young innovators like Krawczyk were one audience segment Corning hoped to inspire with the release of “A Day Made of Glass.”
“When we released the first video in 2011, we wanted to share a compelling picture of how glass surfaces could have much more than one-dimensional utility,” said Lisa Burns, Director, Corporate Marketing & Branding for Corning, who managed the video project.
“Instead, we wanted people to see that advanced glass could enable sophisticated environments no one had ever seen before.”
“We wanted to inspire other innovators to consider the phenomenal properties of glass and apply the material in their designs, thereby creating future business opportunities for Corning,” she added.
“We’re delighted to see that our message connected with so many people, and it’s truly exciting to see an instance where that broader vision is coming to life.”