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“Spyglass for Amplifying Nostalgic Feelings”

Nostalgia came up quite a bit in last class when we were discussing projects and papers. Here’s a project from Japan that may be of interest:

Excerpted from “we-make-money-not-art”:

December 06, 2005
Spyglass for Amplifying Nostalgic Feelings

Spyglass, by Fumiaki Murakami, is a spy glass that provides immersive 360-dgree virtual reality experiences. When you rotate the spyglass, what you see moves in the right manner, giving you the illusion of peeping into a real space. You can also zoom in and out.

Murakami uses this device to convey a kind of nostalgic feeling related to one’s childhood. He visited places where he played as a kid, took pictures, and recreated 360-degree scenery in black and white, which can only be viewed through the spyglass.

Spyglass seems to amplify nostalgic feelings — someone who used this device says it could provide very emotional experiences if its zooming feature can be enhanced to allow one to smoothly zoom into realistic close-up views.

via Digital Stadium

Tue, December 6 2005 » Future Cinema, screen technologies, virtual reality