"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" -Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Let's do the Time Warp again

The vennerable Museum of London has a cool new app of it's own : Streetmuseum. This cool geospatial app allows you to look back in time, as you stroll London's streets, seeing a locale "as it was", via 200+ archived images, some dating back as far as 1666.

This app is Free. Yup, this is about education, and perspective windows, frozen in time, overlaid in the 'here and now'.

This app is kinda cool, in a couple ways, to me. First of all, it's about education, not commerce. Ever wonder who Emmeline Pankhurst was? What it looked like seeing her hauled away from Buckingham Palace? You can stand in the actual spot where the image was taken, and it will overlay in a kinda phantasmal window frozen in time.
Or, how about a music festival in Hyde Park, circa 1970? (Pink Floyd?)

I,. myself , think this is a great way of implementing historical documentary into AR. I'd like to see more.

Original article at Metro

Go, and see..

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