Low Tech Augmented Reality

The following video documents an art project by Aram Bartholl, exploring privacy issues in the real world. Or as the Bartholl's site puts it:

The WoW project is a workshop and intervention in public space that uses computer play-worlds as a means of calling attention to the changing ways people deal with privacy and identity in the public sphere.



WoW from aram bartholl on Vimeo.


Although low tech, this gives us a short glimpse at the augmented future we are facing. With augmented reality we may identify strangers in the street, and coupled with social networks, we would be able to know our social distance from them. For example, while waiting for the subway, you could strike a conversation with a friend of a friend, identified by your AR device.

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