Transport yourself into the 3RD dimension

An interactive installation by DUS and Monobanda that gives players a new perspective on reality.
3RD is inspired by the increased use of social media in public space, and the changing way we perceive the world around us.

People are invited to put on wearable bird-like sculptures. Through a video screen inside these ‘helmets’ people see themselves from a distance. They become their own digital alter ego. This creates a surreal sensation where reality starts to feel like a digital game environment. Furthermore, the anonymity of using helmets makes people search for physical contact, thereby linking the physical and virtual domain. Within 3RD a new social interaction starts to form.
The entire game uses hardware and software that is openly available and downloadable for free. Using our instructions, anyone can recreate, and add to the game.

The complete design with the building instructions is available via: 3RD D.I.Y. Manual

Client: Rezone Playful Interventions
In collaboration with: Monobanda, Rajiv Krijnen, SEMdesign.nl
Program: Interactive installation
Location: various locations
Start project: 2013
Phase: finalized
Project team: Hedwig Heinsman, Hans Vermeulen, Martine de Wit, Henry Lascelles

- Winner international Excellence Award 2014 Japan Arts Festival
- Part of Bijenkorf spring 2014 advertisement campaign
- Exhibited at ‘Beyond Biennale’ Amsterdam 2014 - ‘best installation’ according to VICE

More info: Vice and Monobanda