I think you’d agree. There’s just not enough visual clutter surrounding us as we go about our daily lives. It would be so much better if we were surrounded by an orb of interface efficiency.

Fortunately, there are people thinking the very same thing, but not only thinking it… creating it and putting together 3D videos to show just what it would be like. Keiichi Matsuda is augmenting his reality to show you how yours may be augmented in the future. Put your anaglyph glasses on.

“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 organise; an immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as the buildings around us.”

Yes, unless you don’t live in a place with buildings or landscapes. But then you’re probably just a lone pilgrim wandering the desert in search of natural sources of siliconized light. Besides, in the future, everyone will live in the city, surrounded by buildings and their information, right? Take a look at what it will be like in the city of the future and notice the obvious lack of anything applied to 3D design and fabrication. Excited? I can’t wait.

Augmented City 3D from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.

Via Jawbone.tv


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.