Giant Augmented Hand Terrorizes City

I had a pleasant surprise this morning when Chris O'Shea sent me a mail with his latest work Hand from Above. This public art installation features a giant hand that through the magic of OpenCV and some smart programming on O'Shea's part, tickles, picks and pounds unsuspecting pedestrians:

Hand from Above from Chris O'Shea on Vimeo.

Yes, I know, it's not augmented reality according to Azuma's definition, but it's certainly original and a lot of fun. It could have been even more fun, if I could control the hand myself, but my god delusions will wait for now. More details on O'Shea's site, where you should really take a look at "Out of Bounds", another art installation that has a strong AR motif.


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