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Invoked Computing For Ubiquitous AR – Complete Change of Perspective

Posted in design, innovation, pioneers by aldorf on December 5, 2011

We currently place a lot of emphasis on the digital gadgets we own.

What if we were looking at the wrong paradigm and it’s not about the form factor or the physical object?

What if instead was all about what we wanted to do and achieve?

Welcome to the world of Invoked Computing from the University of Tokyo.

Think of the consequences…

1. All the stuff we could get rid of.
2. The environmental benefits of doing that
3. The lamented demise of the electronics product designer and product design (via Core 77)

Rovio Wi-Fi Robot by WowWee

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 22, 2010

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Learn more about Rovio Robots at WowWee website.

More products by WowWee here.

——- Check out the AR.Drone. A quadricopter that you control with your iPhone, or iPad. A flying video game using augmented reality.


1st Augmented Reality Flash Mob

Posted in art, ideas, Media by aldorf on April 30, 2010

organized by Sander Veenhof, a self-professed “New Media artist,” with the assistance of TAB Worldmedia. It happened on Dam Square, Amsterdam, Saturday 24th of April 14:00h

Every square in every major city in the world knows the ‘human statue’ phenomenon. On the Dam square in Amsterdam we’ve the following set of characters: a Darth Vader, a superman, a gladiator and some undecipherable sort of gothic characters.

Even though they have nothing to do with the city of Amsterdam, people go and have their picture taken with them on and off.

But not on the 24th of April! Then, the majority of people will be photographing the empty space beside Darth. Because that space will be occupied by virtual ‘human sculptures’, brought alive by Augmented Reality applications on iPhones and Android devices!

more photos, videos here.

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