Additionally to documenting 81 Points of View (vimeo.com/21386967), this video contains:
a brief history of augmented reality
optical illusion, virtual voyage, looking through the peep hole
81 Points of View is an interactive sculpture. It proposes an electro-mechanical setup that overlaps perceived with virtual reality. The result is an elaborate manifestation of a basic principle utilizing old and obsolete technology. Due to the transparent setup, the sculpture's mode of operation turns out to be its actual subject matter.
81 Points of View operates in between modern handheld devices that implement augmented reality and optical machines invented centuries ago. As an installation, it attempts to illustrate ideas of optical illusion and virtual voyage that have appeared as new technology repeatedly during past centuries – and continue to do so.
Sebastian Schmieg, 2011