Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus 1.0
by Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák & Márton Fernezelyi
This interactive installation connects the physical space of the exhibition room to virtual realities through two stages.
Abstract paintings hanging on the wall can be explored using a special mixed reality interface which acts as an intelligent video-camera. By watching the paintings through the screen of the interface, virtual objects appear in front of them.
The interface functions like a window that reveals virtual worlds apparently located physically in the real space. By pressing the "exposure button" on the interface the discovered virtual worlds can be transferred into a stereoscopic virtual reality environment, where the visitor can explore them in detail using a space-mouse.
The project was developed for the opening exhibition of House of the Future, Millenáris, Budapest in 2005 with the support of the Hungarian Cultural Fund.