Saturday, 28 August 2010

Augmented City 3D

What if the city would be interactive in the sense of the emerging augmented reality technology? Not that the city is not interactive, but if one would be able to controle many aspects of the environment constantly and from every location? Not that we are not in controle of our lives, but just that there is more that we are aware of.
This time its in HD and 3D - put your glases on!


This is a great clip and goes in line with the previous one Keiichi Matsuda produced at the Bartlett School of Architecture for his thesis.
I very much like the sequence with all the adds and stuff crowding the footpath and swirling away like dry leaves. In the intro scene I guess the possibilities are portrait best. One of the protagonists is waking up, starting the day, changing some options and as the camera zooms out we see he is already in this cafe place. Reminds me very much of those zoom/re-zoom books.


nurie said...


fan said...

I think it would be very interesting to explore how people would negotiate how the environment look like, e.g. in the scene were he changes the look of the street he's walking in.
Or if this is only visible for the individual, how the two character actually communicate if they are in different environments. COuld they also change each other's look?