Part of the upcoming "Please Touch the Art" exhibit at the Pacific Design Center is UCLA's Augmented Reality Sandbox. You can actually move the sand within the sandbox and an overly changes the look of the topography that looks like a real map or tiny world.
Now this technology/art looks very similar to Sega’s Eederu Sunaba which looks almost verbatim, though the SEGA one generates bugs that move around the landscape.
The Augmented Reality Sandbox is one of many pieces asking to be touched including classic pieces of art rendered in 3D sculptures to be touched and pictures that upon touch are poems in Braille, good if you can read Braille.
Please Touch the Art
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.
Opening Reception June 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
Open Mon.—Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.