Projected Realities is a spatial augmented reality installation consisting of a physical 3d plaster model and a projected scene. The projected scene is mapped onto the physical model and reacts to its attributes, such as the topology.
The installation represents a series of works, which emerged from a teaching project with the same title at the Chair for Information Architecture, ETH Zurich. The possibilities of Spatial Augmented Reality in Architecture where examined during the course. Color and texture determine the impression of a surface. How do we change the perception of a surface? These and other questions where investigated. Virtual 3D geometries / simulations / animations where projected onto real objects. This leads to many possibilities. By merging virtual and physical space, invisible elements such as temperature, air current, structural tension, CO2 diffusion can be revealed, but also visions, scenarios or spatial illusions can be shown.
The installation was exhibited at the Digital Art Weeks 2010 in Xi’an, China.