For now i am quite happy with a new focus i have found during the last couple of days and weeks concerning future academic work. It is a strange feeling how unrelated events, places, people, articles or random snippets can whirl and swirl, condense, become solid, fall apart and wobble around in order to rearrange like a kids toy from the 25th century.
In order to narrow down my goal to learn more about designing interactive non-fictional XR experiences in the context of knowledge transfer i decided to either focus on the concept of time travel or the core challenge to mix realities. In fact this "decision" was decided on while rushing back from Kita right before arriving the front door back home.
While the latter is interesting on a technical level, a design level, a philosophical level and of course touching given theories of images – i am thinking about entering "magic circles" of mixed reality in public spaces or parcs, like pleasure domes of disturbing beauty and intensity here. Enter winking smiley here.
The former tackles a bunch of little scenarios. Imagine in situ info at a historical place that is virtually re-constructed right in front of our eyes thanks to a mixed reality application. Think about historical artefacts coming to live while being re-contextualized instead of being hidden behind glass. Think about the possibilities of "going back in time" in 100 years making use of all the data already summarized in the web version of google earth. While i have found a first lead idea to try out gigantomania i am curious about designing the impossible, the unthinkable – that can be experienced but not yet be described properly.