MIT, 2017 ACADIA Hackathon, 2nd Prize winner
Team: Biayna Bogosian, Helena Rong, Chi-Hsuan Wang, Poyao Shih, Noemi Hirata
Our team had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 ACADIA Hackathon Design Tools for the Future: Immersive & Interactive at MIT MediaLab this October. Our project entitled AiR was awarded 2nd place. Air is a mixed reality visualization of real-time data from weather stations that displays the air quality levels and flow in urban spaces. The spatio-temporal data is mapped onto 3D printed physical models of three case-study cities (Beijing, London and New York City). We employed a combination of 3D printed models, Unity game engine and HoloLens headset for the workflow. The collapse of digital particle flow information onto physical models in a mixed reality environment suggests potentiality of intermixing information and visualizations of systematic flows that we are not able to see with our naked eyes.