Magic Leap shows up again in the most intriguing tools of the year list. Brian Cox and his team are working in collaboration with Magic Leap to tell the story of the universe using cutting-edge augmented reality technology. Film director Kevin Macdonald, is supposed to present the film at the Manchester International Festival next July.
Last month, we discussed about Magic Leap being offered $542 million (£346 million) from Google, for developing a new kind of augmented reality, one that they called Cinematic Reality. The idea was that the headgear that Magic Leap’s new type of augmented reality used, actually projects images onto users’ eyes. This way, the viewer could “see” computer-generated images that are recreated in 3D, right in front of them, as if those objects were really there.
The show is being put together by some of the most prestigious members of various teams. Prof Cox, Framestore visual effects director Tim Webber – who won an Oscar for Gravity – plus Kevin Macdonald, who directed The Last King of Scotland and State of Play, and Manchester designer Peter Saville are all working together, for the best results. The show will be addressing “the deepest possible questions” regarding our knowledge on the origins of the universe, Prof Cox revealed, for BBC.
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The public should be ready for something that will rock their world. In fact, the effects of the show will definitely be disturbing and unbalance the audience, as the team of creators says. The emotional perspective that will be used in order to make the show happen, might catch the public off guard. It is surely a very different point of view, one that the audience might not yet be accustomed to.
It’s creators look at it as the project of an art installation for the Manchester International Festival. A very ambitious one, indeed. Rony Abovitz, the creator of Magic Leap likes to say that his system goes “beyond the current perception of mobile computing, augmented reality, and virtual reality”. He even created the name of Cinematic Reality.
Within the festival, the show will be presented next to many other interesting appearances. Tree of Codes will be a collaboration between Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Jamie xx from Mercury Prize-winning band The xx, and Olafur Eliasson, that you might remember for putting a giant sun in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall will be present in the line-up.