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Birdly in India

An image of a audience member experiencing the Birdly flight.


Open talk at swissnex India, 13th of March, 6.30 pm. Join us for a talk by the inventors. The first 30 people to arrive will get the chance to try Birdly.

Birdly at Rangoli Metro Art Center, 14th of March, 11 am to 6 pm.
No online registration necessary.

Open talk at IIT Madras, 16th of March, 5 pm. Join us for a talk by the inventors.

Open slots for flying Birdly: From the 10th to 13th of March, slots need to be booked online.

swissnex India and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council bring you an opportunity to fly like a bird. Explore ‘Birdly’, a truly incredible Swiss innovation.

Ever dreamt of flying? swissnex India gives you a chance to make this dream come true. We bring to India a truly incredible Swiss innovation called Birdly.

Birdly is a full body flight simulator and virtual reality machine, with sensory-motor coupling in which you embody a Red Kite and fly over a virtual landscape. In short, you experience flying like a bird in virtual reality. Visualized through Oculus Rift (a virtual reality headset), the experience is heightened by sonic, olfactory, and wind sensations along your flight path. Birdly was developed at the Zurich University of the Arts(ZHdK), IAD Interaction Design for the BirdLife Center Switzerland in 2014. Their first demo video went viral, with over a million views in one weekend, and the story was picked up world-wide by major technology blogs and media outlets. Take a look at the video.

Where: swissnex India#26, Rest House Crescent Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
From March 10, 2015 8:00 am – March 17, 2015 5:00 pm