What is a Birdly?

During the Opening Reception of the Birdly exhibit, learn the secrets of the full body flight simulator and take a turn soaring over the virtual city.

Event Details

Location

swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States

Date

July 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

Cost

Free

 

Birdly is a full body flight simulator and virtual reality machine in which you embody a bird, the Red Kite, with sensory-motor coupling. Visualized through Oculus Rift, soar through the virtual landscape of San Francisco with a 3D model from PLW modelworks, heightened by sonic, olfactoric, and wind feedback along your flight path.

Birdly was developed at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Catch the team on their first US tour and hear the secrets behind their incredible machine during the opening reception. Make your dreams of flying like a bird come true—book your flight now!

Program

6:00 pm  doors open and flights begin
7:00 pm  hear from the Birdly creators
7:30 pm  flights continue
9:30 pm  doors close

Bios

Thomas Erdin

MA Scientific Visualization

 

Max Rheiner

Head of the project and Lecturer BA/MA Interaction Design

 

Thomas Tobler

Head of the Design and Modeling Workhshop

 

Fabian Troxler

MA Design/Interaction Student

More Info

Birdly was developed at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), IAD Interaction Design for the BirdLife Center Switzerland in 2014. Their first demo video went viral, with over a million views in one weekend, and the story was picked up world-wide by major technology blogs and media outlets. Now, the team is taking their flying machine on the road and coming to the US for the first time.

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Photo: Myleen Hollero

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