CaT Trax: Akira's Art, Talk & Time and A Hyper-Real Augmented Reality

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  • We'd do a CaT in Neo-Tokyo in a heartbeat. And chances are, if you're here, you've at least seen Akira. So why not hear Atlanta's Joe Peacock explain Why Akira Matters and pitch his Art of Akira exhibit at the Pittsburgh ToonSeum (and accompanying Kickstarter fundraiser).

  • Well, that took long enough. Finally, an affordable wrist-mounted cellphone, to reach that part of the market that's always bristled at having their phone function as a watch. $199.

  • Don't try and tell Keiichi Matsuda Augmented Reality is just a fad. His "Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop" film, for a masters program in architecture, lays multiple data filters on top of the simple act of making a cup of tea, imbuing it with an exciting sci-fi narrative.

    As Matsuda says, "the latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it."

    It's so good we're going to embed it right here.

    Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.

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