Sight

Sight is a Bezalel Academy of Arts graduation project / short film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. In a not so farfetched future, augmented reality contact lenses have situated themselves as a daily necessity.

What struck me about May-raz’ and Lazo’s take on the subject was the darkly logical implications of melding such high-end technology with our own realities. It sent exciting / fearful shivers down my back. I can’t wait to see what these guys come up with next. Read the statements below about the duo’s inspirational direction (via VentureBeat):

“I’m a video game geek and Eran is a film buff, and we both have a passion for sci-fi and technology,” Lazo wrote in an email to VentureBeat.

“At first we were set on making a film that had augmented reality in it. We did some research, delved into every kind of augmented tech out there today, and somewhere along the way we thought ‘Hey, I wonder how augmented reality would be like without the device or apparatus barrier. What if we could just SEE augmented reality?’ So we kind of tried to envision the world and how it would act after this kind of technology is standard, and it rolled on from there.”

As for the Glass connection, Lazo said, “The Google Glass video just came out about a day or two after we started work on Sight. It was pretty cool; it kind of gave us an affirmation that we’re on the right path.”

You can watch the entire short down at the bottom!

Sight, 2012