Exploring a street of Kyoto with Engage.

Well the title might sound a little strange and confusing. Never the less, as most of us know Kyoto is a city in japan should have said a beautiful one at that and Engage is the project which I work these days. Things are really getting heated both with the project and rest of the stuffs that I’m up to these days causing me to go quite for sometime.

Anyhow, one of the things which impressed a lot at the start of this project was Augmented Reality (AR) where virtuality and reality come together. Normally, a virtual object or an animation is augmented on a real video or an image (content) using a marker where the virtual object always shown on top of the real content. But my interest, ever since I first happen to see this was on using it for computer interaction besides there are many possibilities that exists with AR specially when it is combined with holography which can surely bring to light an unseen dimension to our lives and produce great results.

Getting back to the post, this shows an example panorama which can be explored using a marker. It was intentional here to refrain from augmenting specially, to show the possibility of using marker for interaction and even for wearable computing. Enjoy 🙂

Acknowledgments:

I have adapted an image of a street in Kyoto for the example which is available at, http://wallpaper.free-photograph.net/en/photobase/yp5745.html

And the background music for this video was taken from,
http://ccmixter.org/files/Ihaveriffs/22440 which was released under creative commons license.