Creative Director of Neutral digital [focusing on augmented, hybrid and virtual realities]
The content of the lecture was highly complex and at times very difficult to understand however visually compelling as you were taken on journeys through each of the projects shown.
Project 01: Transient environments that explore a narrative. Air space concept, looking at military projectile missiles and studying black air space and the creation of these propelled robot jets that track through space. overlayed footage given the viewer a sense of reality and lost in whats real and whats speculative. working across physical and digital platforms to test ideas. Using principles in military take off, flying architecture that responds and works with thermal hot spots across Australian mountains and dessert space. Mapping trajectory through paper airplane models. using this data to determine if some structures would return and some that would get lost in the landscape.
Project 02: Interactive design in collaboration with a piano player. Producing a visual display that responded to the keys being played. the concert involved the player sandwiched between two screens, one cinematic and one showing augmented digital footage.
Project 03: A fusion between nature and digital. 3D scanning the location. The scanner only takes 1 single view point [cannot see/scan beyond solid materials] time was spent mapping the forest and reconstructing it digitally. shots stitched together to enable a landscape that was movable within. The work was then re-projected back into the existing site. using the platform Datum viewers could move around and view the digital whilst being in true location.
The work clearly signifies boundaries between a mixed reality. there is an idea of presence yet unknowing what realm. Questions towards the end of the lecture raised what the impact and use of the virtual world was? do we as humans want to get lost within an augmented reality? and how far does it go before we question what is real? There was that simple thought and connection towards inception [dreams cape] and questioning the boundaries of these cross over realms.