2011, Augmented reality software, webcam, HD LCD screen, photographic paper, mirror ball motor, steel wire.
The sphere on the left is a scale model of the first telecommunications satellite, Telstar. On its surface are markers which are readable by an augmented reality computer program. In real time a webcam reads the markers and places the digital 3D words ‘This Future’ upon the object as seen on the LCD screen. The object slowly rotates and the augmented text follows in a sliding orbit as the computer keeps track of the markers.