XR: immersiva medier

Välkommen till Digitala bibliotekets inspirationssida om XR — för dig som vill utforska möjligheterna med immersiva filmer och spel i biblioteksverksamhet.


ORDLISTA

  • Extended reality (XR) = en samlingsterm för alla slags kombinerade verkliga/virtuella-miljöer och människa-maskin-interaktioner som genereras av datorteknologi och wearables. XR inkluderar därmed augmented reality (AR), augmented virtuality (AV), mixed reality (MR) och virtual reality (VR), samt de områden som interpolerar däremellan. Läs mer om XR på Wikipedia Immersivt = omslutande
  • VR = Virtual Reality (virtuell verklighet)
  • AR = Augmented reality (förstärkt verklighet)
  • MR = Mixed Reality (blandad/kombinerad verklighet)
  • WebVR = en öppen specifikation som gör det möjligt att uppleva VR direkt i en webbläsare. Målet är att göra det enklare för alla att uppleva VR, oavsett utrustning.
  • WebXR = en vidareutvecklad form av WebVR som spänner över hela XR-området.


PRODUCENTER

INNEHÅLL

Tema: Bok och skrivkonst

The Spirit of Autography (VR)
Utvecklare: 國立故宮博物院

The Spirit of Autobiography, inspired from Autobiography, the world-famous running script masterpiece produced by Tang dynasty monk Huaisu, is the world’s very first calligraphy virtual reality installation. In the original calligraphic masterpiece, Huaisu excerpts poetic praise given to him by his contemporaries, who compare his calligraphy to images in nature. A famous segment, “my brush varies as the snake glides poised into his post, or thrashes in tune with the windstorm upon the walls,” captures the changing rhythm in Huaisu’s brushwork.

In the virtual reality installation, the calligraphic text transforms rapidly from dragons and snakes into a storm. A dancer dances slowly in the diaphanous mist between water and sky, using his dance forms to interpret the speed and strength behind the calligraphy. Finally,users can pick up the virtual brush and practice writing calligraphy.
Huai-su was a monk during the Tang Dynasty and was a devotee of the art of cursive script. His cursive script was similar in spirit to his free and unrestrained personality. It was therefore greatly admired by famous contemporaries, poets, and other calligraphers, such as Yen Chen-ch’ing (709–785), who all presented him with gifts of prose and poetry. In 777, Huai-su transcribed some of these gifts with a preface in “wild” cursive script to create this handscroll. In this work, Huai-su used a fine brush to write large characters. The strokes are rounded and dashing, almost as if they were steel wires that were curled and bent. The tip of the brush is exposed where it lifts from the paper, leaving a distinctive hook — hence the description “steel strokes and silver hooks” for his calligraphy. A continuous cursive force permeates the entire piece. The brush skirts up, down, left, and right as it speeds across the paper. The crescendos of the brush, as if it were a sword, reveal varying speeds. The calligraphy also appears heavy and light in places. In other words, this work appears very much like a symphony with distinct rhythms, harmonies and sections where the instruments are all wonderfully orchestrated for an overall sense of feeling and depth. Despite this piece being an example of a “wild” cursive script, it also has a sense of regularity. Thus, this handscroll represents the ultimate in cursive script-control with freedom and spirit with restraint. When you enter “The Spirit of Autobiography”, the handscroll morphs into a virtual theater. The characters of the script turn into snakes and dragons, while gusty wind and heavy rain surround you. Watch how the script is interpreted by a dancer. With his streamlined body movements and force, he is in full control of his craft, just like Huai-su 1300 years ago.

Tema: Kulturarv

Fågelsjö Gammelgård
Ett virtuellt besök till Fågelsjö Gammelgård “Bortom Åa” med hjälp av VR-glasögon. Du kan gå runt i ett av rummen, studera målningar, möbler och flytta på föremål. “VR på bibliotek” är ett initiativ från Region Gävleborg och en del i projektet “Virtuellt världsarv” som drivs av Kultur Gävleborg i samarbete med Länsmuseet Gävleborg och Högskolan i Gävle. 
Läs mer: http://www.regiongavleborg.se/kultur/nyheter/gammelgarden-i-fagelsjo-som-virtuell-miljo/

Tema: Kreativitet



PaintLab (VR)

Paint or sculpt your own 3D creations and play around with them in Virtual Reality! It’s free, easy to use and a lot of fun to use PaintLab with friends and family!
With PaintLab you can:
- Be a graffiti artist! Spray paint the iconic Volkswagen van!
- Sculpt your own sculptures and 3D objects, being completely free to move anywhere you like
- Enlarge your creations to be so high they ‘scrape’ the clouds! Or ‘minify’ your PaintLab to be as tiny as a ladybug!
- Use different PaintLab sculpt types. Just select another brush and sculpt type in the menu on your right or left controller and create whatever you like, such as camouflaged dinosaurs, flying bees, rainbows, a castle, Superman or a lion!
Pick up your 3D creations, put it somewhere else, throw it away or play around with it! Make a selfie with your PaintLabs! Record and stream video’s while PaintLabbing! Photograph your work from every angle thanks to the build in camera and share your work with the world! Immerse yourself in creative VReedom!
PaintLab is made by LAB4242. We are a creative Virtual Reality Development company based in The Netherlands, Amsterdam. We develop Virtual and Augmented Realities that matter!

Tema: Migration

Limbo (360 video)
Regissör:
Produktion: Guardian VR

Det finns cirka 31 500 asylsökande i Storbritannien som väntar på ett beslut om sin asylstatus. Med den här filmen kan du uppleva hur det är att leva i denna period av limbo och vänta på ett beslut som kommer att påverka resten av ditt liv.


Tema: Framtiden

I saw the Future (360 video)
Regissör:
Produktion: ARTE360

“I saw the Future” uppmanar betraktaren att dyka in i ett tredimensionellt utrymme som speglar de futuristiska förutsägelserna av Arthur C. Clarke. 1964 avslöjade Arthur C. Clarke sin vision om framtiden för BBC: s kameror. Den brittiska författaren, känd för att ha samarbetat med Stanley Kubrick i manuset för“2001 A Space Odyssey”, förutsade med extraordinär precision de förändringar som skett idag i den digitala eran. De futuristiska visionerna av Arthur C. Clarke och arkivets struktur integreras sömlöst i denna 360-video, vilket ger en fantastisk resa genom tiden.
I en mörk expansion som kan vara kosmos, hör vi en röst: Arthur C. Clarke, vars ansikte — taget från ett BBC-arkiv från 1960-talet — framträder i avståndet. Hans egenskaper kännetecknas snabbt av en mängd skimrande pixlar, vilket skapar ett omslutande och fördjupande utrymme där tankarna hos den berömda författaren av 2001: A Space Odyssey framträder.
Filmen finns i ARTE360 VR-App för Android, iOS och GearVR för en mer immersiv upplevelse.

I Phillip (360 video)
Regissör: Pierre Zandrowicz
Produktion: Okio Studio

Hur känns det att vara en robot? 
David utvecklar sin första androida människa; en kopia av science fiction- författaren Philip K. Dick. Androidens huvud försvann under en flygresa med America West Airlines mellan Dallas och Las Vegas. Genom androidens och författarens minnen erbjuder filmen en tolkning av Phils liv.

Tema: Science Fiction

Zero Days (VR)
Regissör: 
Produktion:

“Embody a viral implant, immersed in the invisible world of cyber warfare. Based on the Participant Media feature-length documentary Zero Days Directed by Alex Gibney, Zero Days VR introduces a new dimension to the original feature by telling the story from a perspective that wasn’t possible before the emergence of virtual reality. The Zero Days VR experience visualizes the story of Stuxnet in a new way: audiences will be placed inside the invisible world of computer viruses experiencing the high stakes of cyber warfare at a human scale.

Zero Days VR tells the Stuxnet story through two main characters: the Stuxnet virus, and an anonymous NSA informant who testifies about a cyber mission hatched by allies with clashing agendas.

Zero Days VR explores the next chapter of modern warfare through the story of Stuxnet: the first cyber weapon in the world known to cause real-world physical damage. Audiences experience the invisible world of cyber warfare through the perspective of the Stuxnet virus on a clandestine mission hatched by the US and Israel to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility.

Zero Days VR highlights how this digital threat is closer to home than we realize, representing a new chapter in modern warfare.”


Tema: Rymden

Journey across our universe (360 VR)
Regissör: Lucy Greenwell
Producent: Anetta Jones
Produktion: Guardian VR


Tema: Miljö & Hållbarhet

Songbird — A Virtual moment of distinction (360 video)
Regissör: Lucy Greenwell
Producent: Anetta Jones
Produktion: Guardian VR

Hawaii is the bird extinction capital of the world. Many of the birds native to the islands are severely under threat, but for some it’s too late. The fabled ʻōʻō was last seen in 1985. Set in the painted cloud forest of Kauai, Songbird takes you back in time to meet the legendary bird and hear its last song.