The Unreality of 3D Modeling – Thesis Project by Greg Tran

The Unreality of 3D Modeling - Thesis Project by Greg Tran

The Unreality of 3D Modeling - Thesis Project by Greg Tran

The Unreality of 3D Modeling - Thesis Project by Greg Tran

This video is part of the thesis-prize-winning thesis project by Greg Tran. His thesis, and this subsequent video, focus on media used to represent architecture 3-D and 2-D; real and virtual. I’ve never thought of the deceit inherent in calling a virtual model “three dimensional” since it’s always being mediated through a two-dimensional screen (or physical printout), but it makes total sense. Greg’s video starts to resemble visions of the future where entire interfaces fan out, surrounding the user before dissolving at a single gesture. It’s trilling to imagine a future where virtual environments will become immersive but it’s strange to think that we’ll have to move that much. Technology seems to have evolved for us to move less and less. We sit hunched over our computers barely moving anything above our elbows, so why are there persistent visions of the future where we have to wave our hands around like we’re dancing backup. It’s an aside to a thought-provoking video. As someone excited about the future, I’m exciting to see what virtual visions will eventually emerge around us.

Alex

4 Comments The Unreality of 3D Modeling – Thesis Project by Greg Tran

  1. david reno September 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    i guess it would be nice to move while working. sometimes i feel tired and stuck to a chair. but it had to be a option.

  2. adele September 21, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Alex, thank you for posting this! Interesting and exciting and scary all at once. I appreciate that you raise a point about how our bodies respond to all this technology, I think it’s often overlooked.

  3. mohamed September 22, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    i am glad that someone has taking a serious step to make it real, wish i can be part of this project to make it happen. cause i’m a CAD user my self :)

    wish you all the best Alex

    mohamed

  4. Samble Stizen September 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    The article’s criticism: “Technology seems to have evolved for us to move less and less” seems inapt to me. Rather, technology has evolved to makes are more mobile, which is the perspective that this thesis speculates about.

    desktop -> laptop -> netbook -> cell phones and tablets

    Arcade -> Super nintendo -> Wii -> Kinect

    these are just two examples off the top of my head. Cool speculative project.

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