you do not control a machine you embody a bird
May 8, 2014 2:47 PM Subscribe
Birdly: An Attempt to Fly
posted by Drexen (19 comments total)
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. "‘Birdly’ is an installation which explores the experience of a bird in flight. It tries to capture the mediated flying experience, with several methods. [...] Visualized through HMD (Oculus Rift) the participant is embedded in a virtual landscape where his body is the body of a Red Kite. The whole scenery is perceived in the first person perspective of a bird.
To intensify the embodiment we include additional sonic, olfactoric and wind feedback. Soundwise you perceive only the roaring of the wind and the flaps of the wings."
It's being developed by a team of four in Zurich.
Here are videos of the prototype being tested
It's been featured on Swiss TV twice (unsubtitled):
Being tried out by an SRF presenter...
And a more general report on TeleZuri