Virtual/Physical touch interface

Touch interface in GTA 4 Same interface for metro tickets vending machine in GTA 4 (above) and in Paris (below).

Touch the screen

Why do I blog this? this is an interesting connection between the digital and the physical: this a digital interface found in the physical environment which found its way in a digital environment. Quite recursive right? What's ironic though is that it's not possible to touch the in-game screen.

See also Dan Hill's perspectives on this issue in 2004. He interestingly compared pictures he did in Santa Monica to photos from GTA's fictional LA (in an earlier version of GTA). Dan highlighted the detailed sense of location in video games such as this one.