Extend Steaming

Yet another dimension of interaction you may enjoy while streaming.

Wenhe Li



Nowadays, the interaction in live streaming is limited to verbal comments either on top of the content or at the side. However, streaming as entertainment, its content should be a joint effort of both the streamer and the audience. This project aims to find a new medium that could primarily extend the interaction dimension while streaming and watching streaming content. Therefore, Augmented Reality (AR) will be the ideal medium for streamers and audience in this project.

In detail, this project will add three interactions:

1) Tap & Text. It is like traditional verbal comments, but users(audience & streamers) can leave comments on any physical location. In this way, the comments should have a stronger connection to the surroundings/context.

2) Tap & Place. It is like the Tap & Text, but it places 3D models. Later, I want to make those models interactable to users by just getting the user's figure gestures from the camera.

3) Tap & Play. Instead of placing models and texts, this interaction will place multimedia(Video, Gif, and even other Streaming Content) to the physical location. The above two forms of interaction aim to connect the streamer and audience by offering a mutual interactable item ob both sides.

The whole idea of this project is to bring more dimensions to the live streaming interaction system and allow more audience to engage in the streaming content. As T.L Taylor comments on live-streaming by saying, “It is a form that plays with the boundary lines between audience and producer.” I hope this project could show the futuristic view of what audience-oriented live streaming could be.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Capstone Studio (Shanghai)

Boxing with Aries

Boxing with Aries is an immersive experience in Unity that invites players to a dark and eerie world where they will have to navigate through their internal conflict of peace and war, of hope and sorrow.

Nhi Pham Le Yen, Neyva Hernandez, Vince Nguyen



Boxing with Aries welcomes the player with an inviting big red punching bag placed in the center of a gloom, obscure, and desolate ground that is actively contrast by a sky filled with grids of smaller punching bags seemingly blending with bloody clouds streaks: what could go wrong, what other ominous thing that could happen here?

Unknowingly to the players, dozens of doves fly out from the punching bag whenever it is punched. That is simply not how punching a bag works in real life. The act of punching something is supposed to be a violent act: how could this make sense with such a symbol of peace, how could such two antipodes co-exist in the same world, let alone in the same interaction. Taken back by the unexpected interactions, the players then face their internal struggle of interpreting such encounters: whether to keep punching or to stop the violent act, whether to spread peace by setting the doves free or to let hope die out by chasing the doves away…

The project comprised of five main components:
– The player, a.k.a the boxer (with colliders and animation scripts)
– The big punching bag (with colliders and scripts to generate doves)
– The doves and their associated animation (random speed, random direction…)
– The grid of smaller punching bags
– The environment (diffused ground, red streaks of clouds, and particle system volumetric fog)

IM Abu Dhabi
Alternate Realities


Interdimensional immersive space for people to connect

Alizarin Waissberg



Originally envisioned as an onsite video sculpture concept

for galleries, festivals and nightlife venues, reimagined as a virtual visionary video chat interface, encouraging human connection.

IMA/ITP New York