Have you ever thought what the world looks like in an eye of an animal, don’t you just look at your dog and just wonder how do they see us?. A question that always comes to mind, always intrigued by that thought. Well how about seeing the world through an eye of a dragon fly ! it may seem like an impossible thought, but that’s exactly what Marshmallow Laser Feast has been working on.
MLF launched a project called “In The Eyes of The Animals Teaser”, in the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival people got to try a cool looking helmet that takes you into the VR world recreating and interpreting the different components of a forest, through the eyes of three species of its inhabitants.
“We’ve always had a hunger for hacking people’s senses by combining art and technology. In the Eyes of the Animal gave us chance to use VR as a first person perspective medium—the ultimate way to hack someone’s senses. Using VR to immerse someone in the sights and sounds of animals creates empathy by simulating the way that others sense the world. This type of first person perspective experience is—in my opinion—VR at its best.” says Barney Steel, creative director and co-founder of MLF.
Them designers sure did a great job, you can’t help but fall in love with the whole theme, the colors, the sounds and what a great job they did on the sounds. They used LIDAR scanners and aerial drones to capture the scenery of Grizedale forest, and then created a 360-degree mystical abstract of that captured footage using state of the edge technologies.
Actually seeing a photo of people sitting in a forest wearing enclosed helmets isn’t a good scene, it seems like a step closer into the world of anti-social technology. But “Unless you have the ability to turn into one of them twilight wolfs”, got to say this is the closest that ever was to experiencing an animals’ perspective and would love to try it someday.
By Yosra Abdel-Rahman