Flypad is a public exhibit and game making use of augmented reality produced in partnership with artist group Blast Theory.
It involves players flying their avatar around a space, and attempting to hold on to other avatars. These avatars also have particular resting positions and ways of moving when the player interacts with the footpad. The look and feel has been influenced by the Peking Opera, Mexican wrestling, facemasks from various places (e.g., Native American masks), and skydiving.
In collaboration with Blast Theory.
Martin Flintham, Stuart Reeves, Patrick Brundell, Tony Glover, Steve Benford, Duncan Rowland, Boriana Koleva, Chris Greenhalgh, Matt Adams, Nick Tandavanitj, and Ju Row Farr. Flypad: Designing trajectories in a large-scale permanent augmented reality installation. 2011. In Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2011). Springer London, 233-252.
Photo credit: Blast Theory
Last updated: 14th April 2019