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arc/sec Lab: Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu

in collaboration with the Augmented Human Lab

LightTank is a mixed reality installation that augments a space frame structure with holographic line drawings. Using the anaglyph (red/cyan) stereo projection technique on transparent screens the haptic-digital construction merges with its surrounding and blurs the boundaries between tactile and virtual. LightTank creates a communal immersive experience with an intimate responsiveness to its audience.


The project was conceived by the arc/sec Lab for Digital Spatial Operations at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. LightTank`s interface was developed in collaboration with the Augmented Human Lab at the Bio Engineering Institute. Under the lead of Assoc. Prof. Suranga Nanayakkara, the AHLab focuses on creating enabling human-computer interfaces as natural extensions of our body, mind and behaviour.

The installation is will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz from 7.9.-11.9.2016

Project concept and development by arc/sec Lab: Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu


Sensing solution by Augmented Human Lab: 

Roger Boldu, Heetesh Alwani, Haimo Zhang, Suranga Nanayakkara,


Support: Celine Xiang

Textile fabrication:: Nautilus Sails Auckland


arc/sec Lab 

The University of Auckland

School of Architecture and Planning
26 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Assoc. Prof. Uwe Rieger


Yinan Liu



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