And yes that includes Buckingham Palace which has been projection mapped multiple times but a famous example would be the Queen's Diamond Jubilee when the whole palace came alive to the song 'Our House' by Madness. The whole palace seemed to fall apart and built back up. The projection also gave the illusion of looking into the palace to see the royal family dancing inside.
Royally mixing the old with the new. See how it was done...
On much less grand scale during our workshop we projected onto smaller scale things such as wooden models and the ceiling of our classroom.
But how else can this be applied to the real world?
I can imagine this tech being used to help make history come to life. In places such as old manors and ruins, projections could be used inside as well as outside. In contrast to Buckingham Palace being turned into a quirky music video, my idea is to use projection to bring the history into our present world. Similar to the work installation artist Michael Naimark, people of the era could be projected into old rooms of manors to help visitors imagine how the place would be back in the day.
Watch Naimark's projection work below
Workshop 2: VR and AR
Why just have one reality?
Virtual Reality enters you into another world altogether while Augmented Reality is a hybrid of the digital and physical world.
By placing on a VR headset your boring old living can be turned into the endless expanse of space or a cardboard box factory.
At present VR is mainly used in the gaming world because of it's immersive element allowing gamers to have a more intimate relationship with their gaming worlds. And this hugely impacts a user's experience when playing the game as it gives the illusion of you actually being there.