With the HoloLens, Microsoft wants to help bridge the gap between the digital and analogue worlds, partly by making it possible to create digital 3D models and present them in actual space.

The glasses create the illusion that digital models are actually placed a certain distance away from the user. This functionality is reminiscent of what are known as normal “holograms”. In concrete terms, this means that you can use the HoloLens to see a digital image that looks very real, seamlessly fits into the real world and moves in accordance with the movements of your head. The HoloLens responds to gestures, spoken commands and eye movements. The promotion film shows how architects, brain scientists and game-developers could use the glasses. VPRO Medialab created a HoloLens experience in 2016 together with designer Maarten Baas.  

Read more about the VPRO Medialab Hololens project