Wednesday, 27 October 2010

[Z]ink



Through some work we've been doing with Wired we met Jonny and Robin at MPC and were introduced to [Z]ink, their 3D stereoscopic interactive painting tool. It combines augmented reality and 3D enabling virtual sculptures to be created by the user, recorded and played back.

What [Z]ink achieves, which seems to be fairly unusual for interactive installations, is to create a great experience for people watching, as well as for those directly controlling it.

It was part of the British Museum's recent Big Draw weekend and absolutely mesmerized the people I saw playing with it and those watching. The way MPC set it up the 3D image was actually behind the person drawing with the AR symbol. If you get a chance to experience [Z]ink, grab it.