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_HIGHRISE: Universe Within

HIGHRISE: Universe Within reveals the hidden digital lives of highrise residents around the world.

2015 Katerina Cizek
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“HIGHRISE: Universe Within explores how the virtual and urban interconnect.”

Universe Within is a web-based interactive documentary that explores the digital lives of highrise residents around the world. Guided by three “digital-native” point-cloud avatars, the user explores various stories around the worldfrom Baku to Guangzhou to Ottawa and beyond–that relate to our global, networked society. Some of these stories include monitoring of elderly parents via sensors, offering an olive branch to former enemies through Facebook, using a robot as an extension of the physical self and providing security and a sense of community through Whatsapp. The project uses WebGL technology that enables real-time, interactive 3D graphics for the web browser, creating a dynamic and immersive aesthetic.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : Canada
Year : 2015
Author : Katerina Cizek
Producer : National Film Board of Canada
Team : Dr. Deborah Cowen,National Film Board of Canada,Secret Location,Sr Emily Paradis
Developers : Secret Location
Topics : Urban Life,Virtual Lives
Technologies : Audio,Video,webGL
Techniques : Audio,interactive,Interviews
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