• AR CITY

    AR CITYは未来の神戸市を複数の体験者が仮想空間の中で同時に作り上げる体験が可能な都市開発シミュレーションで、2019年に神戸のクロスメディアイベント「078Kobe」で展示されました。AR CITYの体験を通して、これまでまちづくりに参加することが難しかった市民の方々がより直感的にまちづくりに参加することができます。AR CITYはiPadだけではなくMagic Leap1やNrealLightなどのグラス型デバイスでも体験できるように改良され、XR KaigiやDocomo Open Houseでも展示されました。

  • ABOUT

    AR CITY IS A CITY-BUILDING SIMULATION EXPERIENCE THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO COLLABORATE IN PLANNING THE FUTURE CITY OF KOBE. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS EXHIBITED AT MULTI-MEDIA EVENT 078 KOBE IN 2019.USING A SMALL-SCALE DIGITAL MODEL OF KOBE CITY AND AR CLOUD TECHNOLOGY, PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO DISCUSS THEIR INDIVIDUAL CITY PLANS WITH A VISUALIZED MODEL, COLLABORATE ON VIRTUAL CITY PLANNING, AND MAKE THEIR IDEAL CITYSCAPE OF KOBE.AT THE END OF AR CITY, PEOPLE CAN SEE THE FUTURE CITYSCAPE WHERE AR AND AR CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES ARE IMPLEMENTED.THROUGH AN EXPERIENCE OF BUILDING A VIRTUAL CITY WITH AR TECHNOLOGY, CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY PLANNING AND LEARN THE PROCESS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

  • CONCEPT

    AR CITY WAS THE FIRST OUTPUT OF THE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT WITH HAKUHODO DY HOLDINGS IN EXPLORATION OF POSSIBILITIES OF AR CLOUD COMMUNICATION. WE ASKED OURSELVES ONE QUESTION ABOUT OUR RESEARCH TOPIC: WHAT KIND OF COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE WE CAN CREATE WITH AR CLOUD TECHNOLOGY? AR CITY IS NOT JUST A USE CASE OF COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE USING AR CLOUD TECHNOLOGY BUT A COLLABORATIVE TOOL THAT ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY PLANNING.

  • EXTENSION

    AFTER THE EXHIBITION AT 078 KOBE, WE IMPROVED AR CITY BY ADDING THE MULTI-PLATFORM FUNCTIONALITY TO AR CITY AND OPTIMIZING ITS USER INTERFACE AND BACKEND SYSTEM FOR AR GLASSES, INCLUDING NREAL LIGHT AND MAGIC LEAP 1.THE MULTI-PLATFORM VERSION OF AR CITY WAS EXHIBITED AT XR KAIGI 2019 AND DOCOMO OPEN HOUSE 2020.

  • CREDIT

    Service Planning & Design and Development: Kent Kajitani / Yuki Kobayashi / Kazuya Hiruma / MAThilda / Yuki Homma / Arisa Ito
    Collaboration in Planning: Yosuke Kinoshita / Shingo Meguro / Kosuke Ushiro / Shohei Kurita / Ojiro Nagumo / Yuichiro Kida /
    Michido Honmaru / Yoshitugu Kosaka / Keitaro Shimizu / Yuki Taniguchi
    Collaboration in Design and Engineering: You Kamihiro / Takashi Shirae / Kitasenju Design / OWLS, INC. / Tetsuya Sorahiro / Sensitive
    Cube / Natsuhito Tanaka / Keigo Numakura / Kiyotaka Okamoto / ambie

MESON IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM OF CREATIVES AUGMENTING HUMAN EXPERIENCES AND POSSIBILITIES WITH SPATIAL COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY.