Turning FACT Inside Out
Diminished City opens at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology Wednesday 6/12/13!!
Diminished City allows viewers to erase the Liverpool cityscape surrounding FACT [Foundation for Art and Creative Technology] with diminished reality. Diminished reality is very similar to augmented reality; however, instead of adding content to the real world, it allows viewers to delete things from it. As participants view Liverpool from FACT and adjacent area, they are able to erase buildings, and trees from the real world. A mobile device [smartphone or tablet] is used as a virtual looking glass enabling viewers with the power to delete objects from reality. To erase their surroundings, participants simply touch objects they wish to remove on the mobile device. Once the object has been touched it will gently float away into the sky, eventually fading from sight. As they touch more and more buildings, the city around them ceases to exist, leaving a desolate and disorienting landscape of asphalt and street signs leading to nowhere.