Studying the relationship between space and rituals associated with¬†the religious-cultural artifact Hanuman Chalisa.¬†The concept of deity responding to the devotee in a manner that it can be sensed by the devotee was created.¬†Augmented Reality used to create the¬†artifacts¬†which convey the response of the Deity.
Installation 2: Divine Response 2
Studying the behavior of the devotees, we realized that people touched the tail very affectionately. The touching¬†of the tail seemed quite an opportunity for placing an interaction. It becomes¬†magical in its moment and makes the devotee awestruck. Thus simply it becomes¬†an interaction in which as devotee touches the tail, God speaks to them. As¬†there is no physical evidence of any switch just the touch at the spot where generally¬†all devotees touch, it will augment their reality with aural sensation. In this¬†installation as technology becomes invisible at all such levels, from a perceptual and cognitive point of view, interaction becomes completely natural and spontaneous. It is a kind of magic. One of the Characteristics of a natural interface is thus the reduction of cognitive load on people interacting with it.¬†
Augmented¬†Reality:¬†AR supplements the real world with virtual (computer-generated)¬†objects that appear to coexist in the same space as the real world. ¬†Augmented¬†Reality (AR) is a variation of Virtual Environments (VE), or Virtual Reality as it is¬†more commonly called. VE technologies completely immerse a user inside a synthetic¬†environment. While immersed, the user cannot see the real world around¬†him. In contrast, AR allows the user to see the real world, with virtual objects superimposed¬†upon or composited with the real world. Therefore, AR supplements¬†reality, rather than completely replacing it. Ideally, it would appear to the user¬†that the virtual and real objects coexisted in the same space.