Simulacrum is a project researching how human spatial perception works across physical and virtual spaces simultaneously. The disjunction between physically occupied and virtually perceived spaces is explored to enable users to experience a much larger space while actually constrained to a limited physical area. To achieve this, a custom algorithm based on redirected walking was developed by the team.
A 4 x 8 meter room is used for the algorithm to generate an infinitely larger virtual space. Boundary markers are distributed in the physical space as tactile markers and matched to visual cues in the virtual, allowing users to physically feel the boundaries and to blur the boundary between virtual and physical. The video below is the making of Simulacrum documenting how we developed the project and partial explanation of our algorithm of how we hack human perception.
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