Okay, so a couple of days ago we got our hands on an Oculus Rift as part of the Wingara Mura Creative & Constructive stream, and we’ve got to say: it was pretty frickin’ amazing.
That alone was cool enough, but even cooler was the fact that Johann had cobbled the Oculus together with a Leap Motion: an infrared controller that tracks the motion of your hands within the Oculus’ field of vision and then allows you to manipulate digital objects.
That probably sounds a bit weird, but this video might give you an idea of how the process looks and feels?
I know, right?! Phwaaaaaoooor.
Unfortunately, we haven’t permission to share with you clips of the proprietary software that we played with on the day, but I can absolutely guarantee that the Oculus – and products like it, such as the HTC Vive and the Microsoft HoloLens – promise to radically change the way we interface with our electronic devices.
To make up for the fact that we can’t share those clips with you, here is a video of some old people playing with an Oculus: