A robotic shopping system, a gun that shoots with mosquito buzz, a digital traceur, and much more great stuff


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A robotic shopping system, a gun that shoots with mosquito buzz, a digital traceur, and much more great stuff in today's issue of Liked by Immersives, a weekly bulletin from your Immersive team. Please enjoy.

Project Robotic Shopping System by CheungVogl for Au Pont Rouge
What it is A different take on the store of the future.
Why we like it Sometimes the role of retail tech is not to wow customers, but to leave them alone while eliminating everything that distracts from the real wow: the goods. In this project Hong Kong architects, CheungVogl, installed a robotic shopping system while creating a lot of white space around the store’s luxury fashion range.

Project Mechane by Chevalvert
What it is A fresh approach to interfaces based on real topology.
Why we like it It’s hard to decide whether this goes in the category of AR, VR, or just interactivity. The story is the following: there’s a 3D accurate miniature of a geographical area. A user places his/her hand as to the desired viewpoint above this miniature — and it is instantly rendered and displayed on large screen behind the miniature. Quite a fresh approach!

Project Ear Hack Shooter by Tadashi Koiwahara
What it is A mosquito-buzzing gun.
Why we like it This pure fun and experiment. It’s a portable directional speaker that shoots several instantly recognizable sounds such as a mosquito buzzing, a phone notification, a birds’ song. We like it because it’s a nice experiment in creating personalized experiences in public places.

Project One Day Social Sculpture by Keith Lam
What it is A sculpture created out of society. 
Why we like it Joseph Beuys once said: “Everyone is an artist”. This project assumes the whole society is a collective artist, exploring the relationship between an artist and time. It handles daily contributions of millions of people on social networks and then sculpts and shapes them into physical form via a connected cutter.

Project Le Traceur Immobile by Manuel Chantre
What it is An interactive light sculpture.
Why we like it This is an interesting blend of physical and digital worlds, with a simple and relevant narrative (the latter being quite rare for media artists). A semi-transparent traceur (a parkour practitioner) is depicted in the moment of a jump, while visitors are invited to choose the place for the next hop on the internet. What’s interesting is the unusual mechanism of such a choice: it’s geographic position, and then the sculpture shows a URL for a web site hosted nearby.