Kanye West Patents Multi-Screen Audiovisual "Experience"
Kanye West has patented the seven-screen setup he used at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
During the screening, 'Ye used a seven-screen setup, designed with New York architecture firm OMA and designer Shohei Shigematsu.
Now, it appears that West has published a patent for the design.
HotNewHipHop reports that the patent for the "Multiple Screens for Immersive Audio/Video Experience" credits Kanye Omari West as its creator, and was published in July 12, 2013.
The patent was filed January 12, 2012, just months prior to the Cruel Summer screening.
The patent can be viewed here.
A description of the design is available below:
"A audio/video experience comprises two or more viewing screens of at least one front-located screen in front and at least one of either an above, ceiling screen located above and/or one bottom screen located below or slightly forward of the viewer. Side, wall-mounted screens located on at least one side of the viewer can be provided. The images projected on each screen are visually integrated with that of the front-located screen to provide fully immersive, realistic yet virtual viewing. The above, ceiling-mounted screen provides an overhead view of what would be projected above a viewer (coordinated to the front screen images) while the bottom screen provides a downward view of images visually coordinated to the images projected and viewable on the front screen. The bottom screen can be a stage. Alternatively, the various screens can be screen sections of a single video monitor."
Currently, Kanye is touring in support of his latest album, Yeezus.