Requiem is an early augmented reality poem about an indigent poet, Tom Lynch. Digital imagery and sound were superimposed on a physical object –in this case a card with the black and white marker. The viewer simply held the marker up to a webcam to begin experiencing the piece. Later versions were created for use with iPhones and iPads and as an immersive environment for the Is-900 tracking system in the augmented reality lab in order to explore the potential of poetry at multiple scales.
Requiem is an augmented reality poem. This video documents a version built with Flartoolkit. A new 2013 version built in Unity + Vuforia is also available and documentation will be mounted here soon. Digital imagery and sound is superimposed on a physical object — in this case the card with the black and white marker. Simply hold the marker up to the webcam to begin experiencing the piece. Click the ‘next scene’ button to move through the poem. Requiem is part of a larger, much more fragmented work by Caitlin Fisher, “Cardamom of the Dead: a novel in fragments built using tabletop augmented reality storytelling machines”.