Blending virtual reality with digitized artifacts, building.blocks lets people interact with and co-create public and semi-public spaces.

galleryCam_2 In part inspired by the original Lego and the online game Minecraft, this spatial hybrid projects 3D building blocks onto walls.

The blocks can be manipulated using a handheld, cube shaped interface, representing a virtual block. Rotating the cube changes it’s color.

Pinching the cube selects and “fixes” the color, whereafter the cube can be moved to the desired position. Releasing the pressure  then deposits the virtual cube.
More than one cube can be used per display, depending on the set-up.

Just like it’s predecessors building.blocks requires both some attainment of skill and investment of time. The public setting enables the development of both competitiveness and collaboration.