Anybody want a neat idea for a project?

This is a project that really needs to be done for real, but I don't have the resources right now.

Come on, folk, get on it.

From XKCD.

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jeff-o6 years ago
I'd like to see this used in a 3D movie in a theater someday. Ooooh, imagine seeing this on an IMAX screen!
Kryptonite6 years ago
Look at me go, I'm a giant!

Do this with two cameras on really big kites, about a hundred metres apart.
That would make the viewer extremely seasick very quickly. Your 3D depth perception is possible because your eyes are a fixed distance apart, and you brain (technically, the V3 or V4, I don't recall which, visual centers in your brain) knows that.

If you set up a system with variable separation, your brain will interpret it as objects changing their size and distance uncontrollably. This is quite similar to the visual and proprioceptive hallucinations induced by some psychoactive drugs (THC and psilocybin, for example).
So basically it would be weed and schrooms on DVD. :D
Hey! How come your post didn't get caught in the filters, eh?
Robot loves me more. Nyah, nyah, nyah!
So I've just invented a hallucination simulator? ...neat.

Kites can be faairly stable, but a metre sway on a hundred metre long bit of string isn't much at all.

Buildings? Mountains? Charter planes?
The XKCD idea of placing them on goal posts at either end of an American football field seems quite reasonable. You could do the same with a (real) football pitch, provided hooligans don't come in and steal the Webcams from atop the nets :-)
If I had $100 to spare, I'd totally do this.
Kiteman (author)  kelseymh6 years ago
Or like being a chameleon?

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