Kinect Hack Lets You Fly Through Cyberspace
The latest comes from my hometown of Tokyo, Japan. PARCO, a Shibuya department store, has set up a cyberspace simulator in honor of the manga/game/anime franchise Ghost in the Shell. This specific setup is actually in honor of the recent film, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society, which was re-released in Japan this week in stereoscopic 3D.
The setup, created by Kayac Inc., puts you "right inside cyberspace." Using your body movement, you're able to interact with, and fly through, the virtual animated landscape. The picture is projected onto two huge walls, so you'll really feel like you're flying. The goal of the game is to "capture" the Tachikoma spider robot thing by smacking it (sweeping your arm down). And it's timed! AHHH!
If you happen to be hanging around my favorite city, you can go check out the booth yourself: it's on the fifth floor of PARCO in Shibuya, inside Monozoku at the S.A.C. Premium Shop. It'll be on display until April 19.
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