Métro Kairo [s] is an artistic work in augmented reality [AR] aimed at immersing passers-by in a souk of Cairo in sound form. Equipped with a mobile phone on their belt and an HD audio headset, the curious can walk in an interlacing of lines representing the traversable space and immerse themselves in the sounds and conversations as if they were in the souk of the Cairo.
Thanks to the use of image recognition, the Kairos augmented reality application geolocates the movements of users precisely from a fixed position without the use of external modules.
The interlacing of color lines placed on the ground had several functions:
- Clearly indicate the space of the artistic work
- Bring a colorful touch like the souk in Cairo
- Increase the number of monitoring points and thus improve the placement of users in the space.
This work was made and exhibited for the Festival de la Cité de Lausanne in 2017 in Ouchy.
The application was created with the Unity game engine and the OpenCV image recognition library. A virtual souk was created on Unity and with the telemetry data returned by the OpenCV library, the user is placed in the virtual world.
Augmented reality application made for IF Compagnie.