70 The Matrix Goggles

The Matrix Goggles

Posted on September 3, 2007 by


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Russian artists from Moscow presented in London the totally useless but somehow cool device - goggles that you can put on and feel yourself like a robot from a Terminator movie or like somebody else from "the cyberspace". See the video below:


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70 Responses to “The Matrix Goggles”

  1. Император says:

    Гибсон. Виртуальный Свет.

  2. Peterm says:

    It’s like a magic mushroom’s trip XD.

  3. Harry says:

    COOL!!! Cibernetic drugs are becoming real!

  4. Richard S. says:

    Syd Barrett should have got these goggles instead of the frequent acid trips that took his toll.

  5. Boris Abramov says:

    Genius invention! No more pills for me :)

  6. bagu says:

    “The goggles do nothing!”

  7. Mugremovil says:

    I think is like Robocop or Terminator :)

  8. byebye says:

    Смотри Дом-2, не отвлекайся.

  9. Shizo says:

    Wow, i never even thought that ASCII is pronouced “askee.” Never had to use that in real word though.

  10. Aud1073cH says:

    I wonder if it would be very difficult to build a stereoscopic version of the goggles. Would it require a second processor, or would the single processor handle both image streams?

    Perhaps the effect filters may also be able to receive audio input from a microphone, or perhaps input from a music device such as an MP3 player. This might do things like shifting color pallets according to the audio frequencies in the environment.

    Also, beginning users may find it easier on the eyes to mix the real image with the effected image, to become accustomed to the effects.

  11. andy says:

    nice goggles, but surely 5 years too late?

    btw:

    ASCII a silly question, get a silly ANSI :)
    (c) Bog 2001

  12. John Egan says:

    I saw this on the Russian site and my first thought after viewing the video was … Gee wouldn’t it be great if they also had a set of distorting earphones… Maybe some form of phase shifting .. Just a couple of mics, a $40 phase shifter from Guitar center and a set of headphones…. HEEEELLLLLLOOOOOO 60’s ….jegan

  13. adamchik says:

    lol – i’m so glad i learned russian so i could appreciate little quotes like that!! ti voobshe ramsi poputal

  14. Maximeb says:

    j’en veux un!

  15. yossie says:

    I *WANT* a pair! :) When/where can I get one, LOL.

    Add earbuds and you can experiment with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

    P.s. The ASCII filter should add the streaking top-bottom brighter Katakana letters ala Matrix, the movie..

  16. dngr says:

    http://ascii.dyne.org/

    HasciiCam makes it possible to have live ascii video on the web. It captures video from a tv card and renders it into ascii letters, formatting the output into an html page with a refresh tag, or in a live ascii window, or in a simple text file. It gives the possiblity to anybody that has a bttv card, a unix box and a cheap modem line to show live (h)ascii video can be viewed without any need for extra applications, plugins, java etc.

  17. dngr says:

    http://ascii.dyne.org/

    HasciiCam makes it possible to have live ascii video on the web. It captures video from a tv card or webcam and renders it into ascii letters, formatting the output into an html page with a refresh tag, or in a live ascii window, or in a simple text file. It gives the possiblity to anybody that has a bttv card, a unix box and a cheap modem line to show live (h)ascii video can be viewed without any need for extra applications, plugins, java etc.

  18. useless says:

    Whoever called this device “totally useless” needs a little lesson on how great things are developed.

  19. s0r0 says:

    Great! I guess these should be available for market.. At least i would buy a set of these!

  20. It's Jebus says:

    OMG!!! He looks like Jebus!

  21. Darren says:

    wow, my anti-spam word is Vodka! Ruskies rock.

    Anyway, I can easily see a device like this being a huge help for people with Macular Degeneration, or to help deal with the sensory overload problems people with Autism have.

  22. berat says:

    russians ftw!

  23. DRAGONWEEZEL says:

    ?? Weird…

    All I see is Blonde, Brunette, Redhead…

  24. Trippy says:

    it’s like a trip without the drugs!!

  25. jm says:

    How soon before someone develops a “happy product” filter as in Mark Osborne’s “More” video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo3mnXGbJlg

    plug
    (purchase at http://www.despair.com)
    /plug

  26. Hash says:

    Now they just have to do realtime cel-shading or vector art and thats win :D

  27. Ben says:

    So, what do you get while viewing the ASCII-mation “Star Wars” thru these goggles set to ASCII mode? Does it turn the ASCII-mation back into live action? That would be a novel creation, indeed…

  28. poor taste says:

    In Soviet Russia, reality alters YOU

  29. Herbert says:

    That is most excellent. Can you please invent a filter that will make ugly people more pleasant to look upon? :D

  30. Alex says:

    How else would you say it?

    He pronounces it as “Askey”, while others pronounce it as “Aschee” (as in “cheese”).

  31. Tezeract says:

    Awesome work guys… greetings from Santiago, Chile
    очень хорошо

  32. wansu says:

    Take a trip and never leave the farm.

  33. ORB says:

    sweet! fantastic… many more things can b done, its a good step

  34. Chuel says:

    PERO ESTO ES UNA MIERDA MA Q COOL NI COOL, PARA Q JORACA KIERO ALGO DE ESTO YO… :S

    BUEH TAN AL PEDO EH!!!

  35. ra says:

    nice one!
    i would be interested in stereoscopic version
    with camera lences very far apart

  36. Steven says:

    That film’s not from London, but Manchester – in the Museum of Science and Industry.

  37. Jack says:

    if they could just make it smart enough so it applies image retouching instead of the filters.. everyone would look like a supermodel.

  38. Willy Boner says:

    WOW !!!! That is Sooooooooooo Cooooool !!!
    I look forward to buying one when/if you sell them !!
    Shamon !!

  39. Jim says:

    I think this is fantastic! Just goes to show a very artistic innovation of what can be done with visual electronics. I agree this may have applications for the visually impaired also. Either way, Terminator Vision is cool.

  40. sven says:

    Does this guy have a webpage? I can’t seem to find one. thx

  41. chris says:

    lol alex.

  42. Now, if they’d add “x-ray vision”, I’d send Alexei and Aristarkh all the Rubles I’ve been saving up for Svetlana the mail-order bride since 2001.

  43. Lazar says:

    Svaka cast braco rusi!

  44. guest598568 says:

    i want one.
    WHOA my anti spamword was comrade :p very russian

  45. hinert says:

    Why the hell has this got one camera? Not been able to see the world in 3D is kinda not what virtual reality is all about.

  46. cpy says:

    Is there version that have 2 cameras to process it to stereo image? (will have 2 separate displays for each eye)
    If the processor can handle 2x more processing for that. Just imagine 3D processed funky image! Must be exciting.

  47. stalin says:

    IT is not as silly as you suggest. You can add targets, distance measures anything.
    Think how a cop could use it at dark, chasing some guy in a dark alley or a sniper…

  48. Refuge says:

    http://electroboutique.com/ incase anyone wanted to know the website

  49. Allan says:

    1830 warehouse… Woah, this was filmed at the Manchester Museum for Science and Industry, near me.

    Cool!

  50. Gay says:

    he invented a kids toy, that will get the company sued when a kid crosses the road, can judge distance and gets smacked by an 18 wheel rig going at 65 mph

  51. Truthi says:

    Very impressive, especially the ASCII render! +1 for the Russian nerds

    And ROFL, the anti-spam word was “soviet” XP

  52. It’s called a “visual filter” as described in (Chapter 2 of the wearable computing textbook, http://wearcam.org/textbook.htm).

    Various visual filters, including ASCII art as well as a wearable face-recognizer that superimposes names on recognized faces have been already demonstrated in the mediated reality community more than 10 years ago, so I’m not sure what’s new about the embodiment shown here.

  53. logical says:

    “Reality Processed”
    That’s a phrase that should go down in history.

  54. Therealjoe says:

    This would be good for superhuman vision.

    You could make it so it would have headphones so you could translate what people are saying into different languages.

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