Augmented City

Get your 3D glasses back out — there’s more red-blue goodness ahead! Keiichi Matsuda, who created Domestic Robocop, has a new project: Augmented City.

The architecture of the contemporary city is no longer simply about the physical space of buildings and landscape, more and more it is about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organize; an immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as the buildings around us.

It’s a interesting vision — or perhaps a warning — a mix of the real and the virtual. The 3D UIs are crazy, but fun. And I thought the virtual detritus scattered everywhere (are they uncategorized digital junk like left-over geo-tagged twitter posts?) was a great touch.¬†

Actually, the piece made me think of my last post, and the need to put away our digital devices from time to time. A warning of what could happen if we don’t.

Link via BldgBlog.