Source: Next Reality
Augmented reality can be more than simply a way to enhance navigation or superimpose virtual sunglasses onto your face. The technology can also be a platform for shining a light on important social issues.
Directed by Gabo Arora, “These Sleepless Nights,” which premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival, is an augmented reality documentary that highlights eviction issues and the growing homeless crisis in the U.S.
The documentary was inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize winning book “Evicted.”
The film will eventually become available in virtual reality and on mobile devices, but for now, the Magic Leap-powered exhibit is housed in a giant cube.
A viewer puts on the Magic Leap headset and walks around the cube, with each face of the cube telling a different part of the homelessness story. By placing your hands on the cube and sliding them across its surface, characters emerge and objects begin to materialize from the walls as an audio-based story is told.
Read the story at Next Reality.
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