REALITY FLYTHROUGH (RFT)

www.realityflythrough.com/node/25
Developer: Neil McCurdy, UCSD Ph.D. candidate, CS/E
Advisor: Prof. Bill Griswold, CS/E

Realityflythrough is a telepresence/tele-reality system that works in the dynamic, uncalibrated environments typically associated with ubiquitous computing. By opportunistically harnessing networked mobile video cameras, it allows a user to remotely and immersively explore a physical space. Live 2d video feeds are situated in a 3d representation of the world. Rather than try to achieve photorealism at every point in space, we instead focus on providing the user with a sense of how the video streams relate to one another spatially. For SPECFLIC Reality Flythrough is being used as an experimental cinematographic tool for visualizing the ground-level surveillance of The Remotes and the activities of La Curandera.