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AR Sandbox at TIFF

The AR Sandbox

This Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox was built as an early starting point for research projects conducted in the Master of Digital Media program in May 2015. Originally conceived at the MIT Media Lab, we wanted to explore how this concept could be used to benefit other industries. As with any new digital technology, understanding the fundamentals was key, and helping to recreate the interactive sandbox was a vital part of the learning process. This was done as a collaboration between Josh Clavir, Jamie Kwan, and Diana Abromavic.

AR Sandbox at TIFF

The AR Sandbox appeared at TIFF Digispace, the ROM and Ryerson.

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Tangible Interfaces

Tangible Interfaces

The AR Sandbox detects the distance between the surface of the sand and the sensor in order to map out and project onto the surface digitally. Using that data, the software draws contour lines and projects the visual topography directly over the sand as it is manipulated.

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