This week’s curio: Altergaze Virtual Reality Goggles
Altergaze is something like a modern, Victorian stereoscope. An app on your device displays a virtual environment in split image so that looking through the Altergaze creates an immersive, 3D effect. The app uses the phone’s built-in gyroscope to change your view according to where you’re looking, while two lenses magnify the image to generate a larger field of vision. The lenses and 3D printing plans are being sold on Kickstarter for only £30 ($50 USD), 1/7th the current price for a developer’s model of the Oculous Rift.
This week’s question:
How would you use cheap and accessible VR technology?
The Weekly Curio is a small morsel of design to whet your curiosity and stimulate wonder. Inspired by the intellectually striking objects found in Enlightenment-era Wunderkammern, a new intriguing trinket or beguiling bibelot will be published each week paired with a thought-provoking question.