An optical device attached to a smartphone which places a lifesized moving image in your dominant eye while you view the real world with the other. Used with headphones that merge soundscapes with live amplified sound, your brain combines the two views so that the action in the video appears to take place in the real world. The Quizzer was conceived during a Blast Theory Residency looking at sound, visuals and haptics as ways of conveying narrative and navigational cues. We prototyped it during the Reframed Project Development Programme at Lighthouse, and are currently in development at Fusebox.
"You're in this other world, this other realness. It throws you into another dimension."
"(It felt like) it was coming to life."
"Very clever and unique design, good to experience something where you can still see the real world."
"I found the woman [Rachael Henson] who created the cardboard AR hack revolutionary! I loved how she brought together basic old techniques with simple technology to created something super accessible, but super-extraordinary."
"It immerses you and it makes you almost invested in the story because not only are you viewing it in a real location, you are also controlling it (the action)..."