Capturing video of a tornado and turning it into an abstract 3D hologram? Welcome to a new set of experiments French artists Adrien M. and Claire B. are trying out with their app, AM&CB. The duo, who produced the high tech dance performances Pixel and Hakunai we covered last year, created the app for their art book La Neige n'a pas de Sens. It's a mixed reality program that can recognize certain images and overlay them with moving 3D visuals. Now, the duo are escaping the pages of La Neige n'a pas de Sens and teaching the program to interact with new kinds of images. What's really amazing is that they seem to have figured out a way to create holograms that the physical body can touch and interact with, like in the GIF above.
Artists like Scorpion Dagger, Sutu, and Francis Adair McKenzie, and groups like REIFY are also exploring the seam between digital and physical reality, which burst wide open when Pokémon GO blew up earlier this year. Unlike the addictive and demanding Pokémon game, AM&CB is designed playful, creative experiences that allow the artists to feel out the reality's borders in a fun and low-pressure way. Check out their progress in the videos below.