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Textually.org: How cellphones will enhance reality


dn17174-1_500.jpg New applications will blend real and virtual worlds on cellphones. New Scientist reports.

quotemarksright.jpg… Instead of completely immersing a person in a virtual environment, augmented or mixed reality involves adding digital features to the world they see around them.

So what are the advantages of augmenting your reality? Simply, the technology allows you to point a phone at an object and see an enhanced version of reality on the screen – whether a mountain labeled with its height, a person tagged with their name, or celestial objects properly labeled in the night sky.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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