Driving through (laser point) clouds

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  • By José Balsa-Barreiro By Manuel Cebrián


The Arches National Park, Utah (United States) was 3D modeled by laser scanning systems. The result is a highly accurate 3D point cloud. In the video,
we drive through this point cloud.      

This video is part of the art digital project Saint-Étienne.
In the early 20th century, corresponding with the renowned Golden Age of Travel, the french city of Saint-Étienne was a popular stop for automobile travelers in Europe.
These were times of Modernity in which emotions were real and located outside.

Nowadays, we spend most of our time in front of laptops, smartphones, and other kinds of digital devices. Most of our basic human emotions are under threat. Saint-Étienne
is a digital art project based on the transmission of emotions from the observation of movement. It presents new ways of conceiving forms under which the daily reality of a certain place is perceived from a subjective lens.  Saint-Étienne mixes sound, image, and life in motion. Saint-Étienne is a digital-art project made with love and emotion.
Creators: Art collective (José Balsa-Barreiro and Manuel Cebrián)

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Acknowledgements: M. Belo, R. van Coevorden, B. Gerges and A. Owda.