Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus 1.0
a study on Mixed- versus Virtual Realities

interactive installation by Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák & Márton Fernezelyi
software development by Tibor Fóris


This interactive installation connects the physical space of the exhibition room to virtual realities through two stages.

Abstract paintings hanging on the wall can be explored using a special mixed reality interface which acts as an intelligent video-camera. By watching the paintings through the screen of the interface, virtual objects appear in front of them.

The interface functions like a window that reveals virtual worlds apparently located physically in the real space. By pressing the "exposure button" on the interface the discovered virtual worlds can be transferred into a stereoscopic virtual reality environment, where the visitor can explore them in detail using a space-mouse.

The project was developed for the opening exhibition of House of the Future, Millenáris, Budapest in 2005 with the support of the Hungarian Cultural Fund.