Melting Reality, Perception-Warping Projections, Stereoscopy from Apparati Effemeri

In a stunning, surreal set of tests, our friends at Bologna, Italy-based Apparati Effimeri are using stereoscopy and projection mapping to muck with the fabric of what you perceive in a garden or architecture. The results would make Dali go buy a six pack of beamers. There’s little to say other than to have a look, but here’s their description: A week of video projections and tests to experience the 3D stereoscopic technology applied to mapping, first-hand. The Apparati Effimeri collective came back to studio aware of the huge possibilities that the stereoscopic tool can offer to mapping technique. In …

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Sonic Garden: Music from Giant Blobs

How do you get a group of people in Milan to lounge atop, cuddle with, and hump a bunch of soft cone-shaped blobs? Easy: feed a channel of synthetically-generated music to each blob so, as they rock and move, soothing interactive music fills the air. The result, says visitors, ranges from "very comfortable" to "very erotic." But everyone from kids to adults looks like they're having a laugh riot — the sign of a very successful installation. The Sonic Garden has video and photos, though not many construction details. (via Ektopia)

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