South Korea stuns citizens with a giant virtual wave that roars inside a glass

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Have you ever had a first-hand view of a tsunami unleashing on you without its immediate aftermath? Art and science today reached such heights that this humongous natural calamity can be witnessed as a virtual reality. 

South Korea is treating its citizens to a giant virtual wave that will crash against a glass box as someone passes through the box. The epic art installation appears on a vast 80-meters wide by 20-meters tall screen. It is the world’s biggest outdoor high-definition screen that does this every hour, taking the pedestrians by surprise. 

Described as an “anamorphic illusion,” the viewers need to stand underneath the box at a certain angle to get the best view of the giant wave unleashing on them, else might appear distorted. 

YouTube already has a video of the art installation in progress and how the waves break through the glass and have garnered millions of views and comments.

“Sheer brilliance! I’m so jealous of how South Koreans live in an exciting futurist yet transitional environment,” said a viewer. “Reminder of the forces of nature in the middle of a city.” said another awestricken user on YouTube.

D’strict – an art installation firm that creates art using immersive technology the installation has titled this miracle artwork as Public Media Art #1 Wave. 

The art installation was created on a 1,620sq meter smart screen, almost four times the size of a basketball court, using Samsung smart LED technology and took two months to complete. The screen’s resolution is 7,840 x 1,952 pixels, nearly twice the resolution of ultra-high definition.


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