Bikes Fun & Games Workshop
Cycle: Mechanized Virtual Bike Ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUp2BgS8boQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=600&h=367

Eric Hagan of ITP demonstrates “Cycle”, a stationary bike that’s mechanically connected to a giant wheel with scenery sculpted upon it’s circumference.

A camera gives a close-up view of the wheel’s surface and broadcasts to a monitor in front of the user, simulating a bike ride through a forest. As the user speeds up, so does the passing scenery, and gradually comes to a stop as he/she stops pedaling.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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