Flora: Mixed Reality Projection
Pico projector, Unity, HTC Vive
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Flora is an interactive projection installation that utilizes the HTC Vive system and a mini projector mounted to one of the tracked controllers. This installation allows for viewers to explore projected images in a physical space. It stimulates a participant’s spatial-visual abilities, but also represents the fragmented quality of a memory that isn’t quite accurate. This project was inspired by the lead artist’s personal memories as a child being surrounded by the nature of Hawaii. In Flora, the experience is not limited to a singular perspective, but can be enjoyed by two participants and a surrounding audience. The technology encourages the sense of free exploration in an otherwise plain physical space and offers an advantage over the heads-on display of virtual reality.