What happens when you take a cursor – and other video-editing tools – on a city walk
Since Instagram launched in 2010, its visual filters have allowed users to alter scenes from their everyday lives with increasing sophistication and processing power. For his short video Outside, the Russian graphic illustrator and motion designer Vladimir Tomin was inspired by Instagram’s use of realtime AI filters to consider what reality-warping technologies might soon be at our fingertips. In a series of clever – and occasionally slightly sinister – vignettes, Tomin playfully manipulates real video footage with digital editing tools to tilt over garbage cans, elevate street markings, and otherwise hint at a visual world that can be endlessly augmented and changed.
Video by Vladimir Tomin