Augmented reality maps – TED2010 Talk – Blaise Aguera’s demo

February 16, 2010

Blaise Aguera, co-creator of Photosynth, demonstrates the latest Microsoft augmented reality mapping technology from MS Live Labs.

Great fodder for brainstorming ways emerging mapping (and image/data crowdsourcing) technology can be wrapped up in practical applications.


That’s a live video feed layered over 3D map of an interior space.


Layered images from multiple sources.


Look up for time-based constellation mapping.


Make technology a bit more human!

February 3, 2010

Fabian Hemmert talked at the TED in Berlin late November last year and he said that technology should become a bit more human and he showed off a few of his prototypes – the weight shifting phone, the breazing phone?!?

I think these are interesting ideas, but as long as we don’t have 3 month of battery life, I can’t see this being implemented.


TEDIndia: Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

December 8, 2009

Pranav Mistry, the genius behind SixthSense, gives a demonstration of the technology and talks about both where it came from and where it’s going.

Recorded at TEDIndia in November, 2009.

Very interesting to see technology that brings the virtual world into the real world instead of the other way around.

Theremin Wii remote hack

December 1, 2008

Found via TED, via Ken Moore’s Design Blog is this neat hack of the Wii remote to create a modern version of the theremin. Please note those with a nervous disposition should view with caution. Scary faces are pulled in the making of this movie.