Virtual Reality Written Over The Real World You Can Touch With Your Hand

Digital media designer Maxence Parache creates a sensorial experience between augmented reality and the real world.

As an experiment to explore the practical application of postmodern theories of hyperrealism, French digital media designer Maxence Parache has devised the concept for Hyper(reality). The concept involves a Kinect-enabled helmet that immerses the user in an overlaid “hyper reality” that they can interact with via an Arduino enabled glove.

As opposed to a traditional virtual reality that generates a completely new world, Hyper(reality) explores the space between both augmented 3D reality and the real world. It allows users to engage their environment in new ways creating a synaesthetic experience where touch and movement in the physical world affects the 3D world.


Maxence Parache