I have been to space. Twice actually. I'm not bragging, in fact, if you have a Looking Glass you can do it to!
Today we're going to discuss two different apps that are available in the Looking Glass Library. They both enable users to explore outer space in engaging ways, but their unique approaches showcase exactly how holograms open up entirely new worlds of education and entertainment.
Built by Stephen Desilets, Galactic Galaxies puts you in the driver's seat of a small landing craft with the mission to navigate through floating hoops through asteroid fields and hazy foreign worlds until you reach the end of you mission revealing your score. I've learned to keep my holographic high score to myself, so I won't tell you what I ended up with, but let's just say my mission was a success.
Sol, also made by Stephen Desilets, is a great way to visit each planet in our solar system without having to be launched up in a rocket. Cruise through each one, or view them from a distance, allowing you to size them up against each other. It's much easier to get to know our galactic neighbors this way than looking at them on some 2D poster.
In making two similar, yet completely different experiences, Stephen has shown that with the Looking Glass it's possible to both learn and have fun, and when you combine the two, anything in the world is possible.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.