Friday, July 29, 2005

Childlike Wonder: Kobito

I've played around with AR (augmented reality) a bit, so the technology of "Kobito" doesn't strike me as complicated or out-there. However, the combination and application of several simple ideas/technologies is brilliant. Don't get me wrong, registering virtual objects with the real world isn't easy, nor is building a two-way feedback system between the two worlds. But to me, the real triumph of "Kobito" is the way it captures our facination with imaginary and invisible powers or beings. Watch the videos and tell me it doesn't excite your inner child.

Via Clive Thompson, who has some interesting observations too.


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