"COEXISTENCE" blurs the boundaries between physical reality and virtual reality, between biological life and artificial life, and between performer and viewer. Via see-through head mounted displays (HMDs), the work explore innovative approaches to interaction, performance and immersion. Two people sit across from each other wearing HMDs, which include a position tracker to track head orientation, audio headphones, and a camera. Through the HMD, they see physical space augmented with virtual objects. Using breath sensor and tactile feedback, participants interact with virtual objects and each other.
For this project the Emergence Engine was extended for video play back, HMD support, and sound input.