Tag Archives: augmented reality

The Drugstore Scene

6 Nov

Don’t drizzle sunshine over me
Take me to the Superpharm
[Tze’ela Katz]

The drugstore arena as the ultimate meeting point of technology, psychedelia and capitalism. A few years ago, a friend asked me to give a talk in an event themed around Natural Born Killers. I was baffled finding a connection to my fields of interest, until i rediscovered the drugstore scene from NBK. It hit me that the drugstore setting is a common test ground for poetry, augmented reality, generative art, artificial intelligence and of course psychedelics. All fields of interest 🙂 I put together a collage of these four videos as the opening to a newly born talk titled “Nueropsychedelic Aesthetics”. View simultaneously for best effect (jump to minute 2:00 on the first video).

Hi, I am Eyal, and this is my first post here. How are you?

Hyper-Reality by Keiichi Matsuda

31 May

This is a pretty accurate depiction of what will eventually happen through augmented reality. The film got funded on Kickstarter and was shot on location in Medellín, Colombia. Official site: http://hyper-reality.co/

Augmented Hand Series

2 Jun

http://www.flong.com/projects/augmented-hand-series/

The hand is a critical interface to the world, allowing the use of tools, the intimate sense of touch, and a vast range of communicative gestures. Yet we frequently take our hands for granted, thinking with them, or through them, but hardly ever about them. Our investigation takes a position of exploration and wonder. Can real-time alterations of the hand’s appearance bring about a new perception of the body as a plastic, variable, unstable medium? Can such an interaction instill feelings of defamiliarization, prompt a heightened awareness of our own bodies, or incite a reexamination of our physical identities? Can we provoke simple wonder about the fact that we have any control at all over such a complex structure as the hand?

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