Tyvan and Zaport created an Augmented Reality application that allows users to become lost in virtual leaf pile.
Here’s a video:
This immersive AR app gives users the perspective of a small insect navigating through a massive leaf pile. We have chosen to install this piece on the Carnegie Mellon campus outside of the Hunt library. The virtual leaves and bark are made using the photographs of physical plants in this area. In this way, we’ve restored nature to a region that has become urbanized. The perspective of insect creates a sense of wonder and allows users to imagine a reality immersed in nature.
Here are the source images (photos taken outside Hunt Library at CMU):
And here’s a photo from the app: