Posts Tagged ‘wired’

‘Bradesco Next’ on WIRED

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Bruce Sterling mentions “Bradesco Next” in his beyond the beyond blog on the WIRED website!

To read post click HERE.

 

“Fixelândia” on Wired.com

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Bruce Sterling mentioned our virtual aquarium project “Fixelêndia”, for Forum Sintra on the outskirts of Lisbon, on his ‘Beyond the Beyond’ blog via Wired.com

http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2011/12/augmented-reality-ydreams-fixelandia/

“Santander’s friendly bank bots’ profiled in WIRED magazine’s 8/2011 issue

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The WIRED UK August 2011 issues profiles ‘Sigas’: Santander’s friendly bank bots”, YDreams’ avant-garde project implemented in 2010 for the Visitors’ Center at Ciudad Group Santander, a gargantuan financial complex in Madrid, Spain.

Click HERE to view the article online; this edition is also available on WIRED UK for iPad.

For a complete overview of the project, click HERE to watch the video.


Far beyond your average kiosk

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Yesterday Bruce Sterling referenced our augmented reality scenic viewer on his blog! Bruce commented that “it was Interesting to see a kiosk application. If you can call that device a kiosk.”

And of course it is so much more than an average kiosk. Dubbed a virtual sightseeing scenic viewer, the totem-like device spins 360º and features a built-in screen and webcam that captures and displays exactly what you see before you on the screen in real-time. The magic resides in the fact that it uses augmented reality to merge virtual digital elements such as video, text and images with real live points in the landscape. Imagine aiming the scenic viewer at the Bastille in Paris and being able to watch a 3D historical recreation of the angry mobs storming the fortress-prison during the French revolution! The possibilities are endless and the Virtual Sightseeing scenic viewer has the capacity to make it real.

Below a video of our first scenic viewer deployed at Pinhel Castle in central Portugal back in 2005:

Lisbon’s National Pantheon also hosts our augmented reality scenic viewer: