30 Oct When Things Talk Back. An AR Experience.
When people usually use the term “Smart Home” they refer to augmenting our surrounding objects by giving them the ability to serve us better. What if we were able to augment these objects to be able to actually having conversations with them and hear their inner thoughts and feelings.
Anastasis Germanidis and I reimagined what it would feel like to be able to talk to any still object we meet around us. Using AR to detect the objects and ConceptNet API to retrieve information about different objects and their relations to one another, we made an app that generates random talks between objects.
The genre of animated still objects (Toy story) has been explored in many forms and from different angles. We thought it will be interesting to use this genre using Augmented Reality. New Augmented Reality technologies allow us to manipulate real objects in the real world and watching a real object adopting personality in front of your eyes is a powerful experience.
Using our app we were able to pass by familiar objects and hear their conversations and their different perspectives on the world surrounding us.