Highsight is a virtual bungee jump through a real space. Visitors are strapped into a harness and an Oculus Rift showing a live stream from a camera on a wire. The camera meanders through a playful diorama before dropping through the bottom of the box and into the crowd. Highsight was inspired by the strange disconnect between the mind and body when experiencing most virtual reality environments.
An early version of Highsight was shown at STRP, moving through space in 3d with a joystick. At Cinekid it turned into a bungee jump. Perhaps the next iteration will be a huge swing?
Earlier test videos:
By Kyle McDonald and Ranjit Bhatnagar
Co-Sponsored by STRP and Cinekid
Box by Henk Loorbach and Kjell Van Norel
Special Thanks to:
Angelique Spaninks (STRP)
Paulien Dresscher and Siuli Ko (Cinekid)
David Sheinkopf (Pioneer Works)
Al Attara (Metropolitan Exchange)
Ashley James Brown (soundtrack)