Augmented Reality Digital New Media News, , , , , , , — August 28, 2012 18:16 — 1 Comment

Augmented reality, it’s closer than you think

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Meet Daphne, a real-time girl, in an augmented world in the short film Sight


Sight, a seven-minute film made by a couple of students, is a stunning vision of how augmented reality could impact on our lives


Want to take a glimpse into the future and see how augmented reality could affect our daily lives?

If that’s a yes, then check out this excellent short film (below) called Sight made by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, as part of their graduation project at Bezaleal Academy of Arts in Jerusalem.

Sight is simply one of the best examples of the power of augmented reality. The film focuses on Patrick, whom we first observe playing a game only he can see, but things get really interesting when he makes himself a salad and has to chop up the cucumber in precise segments to score points as if his whole life is a virtual game.

He then goes on a blind date with a (real) girl called Daphne and we watch as he processes information on the situation and his partner from apps embedded in his mind that appear as panels out of thin air. Here at least human emotion and personality have become stunted, the thought process reduced to a cold computer calculation.

Where’s the romance in that? Precisely, there isn’t any, but Sight is a futuristic film showing how technology can take over our lives, and in some cases not especially for the better, as we see Patrick struggle to relate to his date in the real world.

As well as a thought-provoking, well acted and scripted story, May-raz and Lazo have created a seven-minute film with fantastic HD production values. It is made by a young cast and crew, which if anything is more indicative of the future and where the digital world is really going.

Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.

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