Tuesday, 1 February 2011

#html5 and #augmented reality combined into a great music clip by the Black Eyed Peas

So, yes, I think html5 is quite innovative and augmented reality is as well, but .... here come the Black Eyed Peas with an incredible fabulous iPhone application that puts you - as a music listener - in the middle of their video-clip (great tip from Gary Woodill, thx!).

Will.I.Am from the BEPs surely knows how to take technology to the next artistic level! And I must say that this is again an illustration how art can lead the way for education.

Just imagine that you open up your smartphone or tablet and you want to learn about the battle at Waterloo where Napoleon got his bottom kicked. Not only could you now enter that battle field, BUT you could also see how Napoleon got defeated and what tactics were used ... all the while you could look at the battle in 360 degrees, simply by rotating your smartphone or table. Now how cool is that!

If you want to get a feel of what they did and you have an iPhone, rush to the iTunes store and search for the BEP360 (Black Eyed Peas 3D 360 application) and put it on your iPhone (it does cost 0.79 cents).
If you don’t have an iPhone, you can see the effects of the new 3D app in the embedded video demo as well.

Ohohhhhooohhooooowwwww, sometimes I wish I would know some of the great visionary artists!