We’re all familiar with the old cliche about any sufficiently advanced technology being indistinguishable from magic, but we’ve reached a point where nothing but that cliche will do in attempting to describe a new “augmented reality projector” called Lumen.
Lumen essentially takes augmented reality, previously the domain of smartphone screens and VR sets, into the actual physical world through projection mapping and machine learning. As the developers themselves put it:
“Lumen is a Mixed Reality storytelling platform that lets people immerse in alternate realities in their natural space through machine learning and projection mapping technologies. It tries to explore the creation of a new kind of media that takes advantage of the physical world while overlaying a layer of digital fiction on top of it.”
That is in all likelihood a bunch of gibberish, and the only real way to get an idea of what Lumen can do is to check it out in action in the video below. And once you’re finished, you can get more info on the product’s official site right here.