Whilst some cities, including Antwerp, have introduced texting lanes for those glued to their mobile screens as they wander the streets, it still seems a way off before we’re walking round cities with virtual reality headsets on, interacting in different worlds from those we’re accustomed to. However this has become a reality for world famous animator, Glen Cane, responsible for such characters as Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Disney’s Tarzan – to name but a few.
The latest virtual reality technology literally allows Glen to step into his drawings and visualise them in a way that was inconceivable when he was using traditional paper drawings. The technology allows him to wander through his imagination and interact with the characters and connect to the emotion far more than before.
This technology, which was showcased at The Future of Story Telling (FoST) in New York, is a sign of things to come.
Watch the film below to see the emotion behind the drawings and the software in action: