Augmented Reality Portals: How fantasy is coming to 3D technology
About 2 weeks ago, I wrote about how technology is continuing to make science fiction a daily reality. And yes, I am a total nerd who enjoys sci fi content like Ender’s Game, Dune, and Star Trek, but I am first and foremost a fantasy fan.
Then I learned about augmented reality portals when our team began work on our hoxel interactive art exhibit for SXSW 2020. These portals allow AR headset users to literally walk through a gateway to another world. My inner 12 year old couldn’t stop screaming. See, I grew up on Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. The idea of a magical world hidden in plain sight was always exciting to me. And now with AR, and we can experience that feeling of being completely transported to a different land.
You might ask how this is different from immersive VR video games like Skyrim or Subnautica. For me, it’s just a specific feeling. With the video games, as amazing as they are, you still “load in”. But with these portals, it is just like walking through a wardrobe in a english countryside cottage and emerging in a snow covered forest.
No matter what, it shows that it is our passions that drive us to create and explore. To go further than ever before. So whether you are a Sci Fi fan or a fantasy buff, the technology exists for you to explore those things that made you smile when you were a 12 year old child.
As the world begins to slowly open it's doors again, we look foward to sharing our hoxel world with you. Follow us on social media @ScandyCo to stay up to date on announcements and developments.