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Former Leap Motion Exec Returns to Filmmaking with 'Merger' VR Film Depicting AR Workspace «Next Reality



Last month, Leap Motion's vice president of design and global creative director, Keiichi Matsuda (suddenly left the company). Just days later, a story leaked that revealed that Leap Motion had twice failed to lock in a potential deal with Apple.

Now, as speculation about Leap Motion's future continues, we know at least where Matsuda focuses his efforts: film making,

On Wednesday, Matsuda released a new, short VR film on title Merger which depicts the life of a worker in a futuristic office space. Rather than spoil the plot, I'll just say that it has something to do with getting closer to technology.

An interesting component of the film, which is viewable in a 360-degree format on YouTube, is the inclusion of augmented Reality. Specifically, the main character is shown throughout the film using AR interfaces hovering just above her real world desktop as she carries to daily tasks.

For fans of Matsuda, the visual style of the AR depiction will be familiar, as it mirrors some of the aesthetics seen in his best known work, "Hyper-Reality."

And while Leap Motion may have lost a cutting-edge immersive computing visionary who may have helped bring those science fiction visions to life, the rest

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Cover image via Keiichi Matsuda / YouTube

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