A microhabitat is a virtual home tour that can be seen through a microscope. It welcomes audiences to a tiny room of a person living in NYC.
ITP Spring Show
P5.JS – WebRTC
A microhabitat is a virtual open-door to a tiny habitat that can be seen only through a microscope. It welcomes audiences to a tiny room of a person living in NYC. The tour is not as big and fancy as you see in many of YouTube’s’ open doors. Comparing the size of the room to that of other open door videos, it may feel like looking into microscope slides where details are only visible via a microscope.
The audience peeks into the small room of a person through a microscope that has two controllers. Using the knob on the right side, a stage controller, the audience can look around the room as it rotates the camera situated at the center of the microhabitat. Using the knob on the left side, coarse adjustment, the user can look into the details on specific objects located in the room. Each object contains a personal story of the person living there as if you see the product details of objects that YouTube has in one’s open-door video.
The microhabitat contains 6 objects with the person’s own stories.
Microhabitat used WebRTC to communicate between two computers in distance.
Being physically remote, the web version will allow the audience to get hints on what they will see using the real microscope.
The experience uses PoseNet to track the distance of the eyes to the screen. The detailed information is shown when the user gets close to the screen.