Arts & Culture
Now You Can Take a Virtual Tour of Jerry Seinfeld’s TV Apartment
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Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Jerry Seinfeld’s TV apartment? No? Us neither! But now you can, because technology.
Long-time Seinfeld enthusiast Greg Miller has developed a virtual 3-D rendering of Jerry’s fictional Upper West Side apartment for Oculus Rift users. (Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset which looks like something out of Back to the Future.) His project transports viewers into Jerry’s home for a virtual pop-in—cereal boxes, clunky computer, blue couches and all.
Miller’s design took one month and a lot of research to complete. He tried to find images of the original products used in the show, and modeled the virtual apartment around those dimensions, rather than relying on blurry episode screenshots. Miller admits that the project is not perfect, noting the particular difficulty of recreating Jerry’s bedroom, which “came out cramped.” But he’s happy overall, and the final product contains over eleven references to various Seinfeld episodes.
For now, Oculus Rift is currently only available to software developers, but it should reach consumers in late 2014 or early 2015. In the meantime, take a tour around “Jerry’s Place”: