Aussichtsposten 2002

This installation illustrated the concept of Augmented Reality and offered users the opportunity to playfully explore it. Aussichtsposten (vantage points) provide a view of a parallel digital world in which the real environment is overlaid with information and virtual creatures.

 

Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab
Credit: Ars Electronica Futurelab

 

Aussichtsposten (vantage points) provide a view of a parallel digital world in which the real environment is overlaid with information and virtual creatures. Serving as windows revealing a view of this dimension are panning monitors that display the field of vision of the viewers looking in the direction of the monitors’ screens. Digital material (which is invisible to all other viewers) is integrated into these video images.

This augmented reality approach illustrates the potential of a technology that is increasingly being used in industrial fields but has not broken through into the consumer electronics sector yet. Its applications range from a mobile information system for tourists to computer games played against virtual opponents in real space.

 

Credit: Ars Electronica Futurelab
Credit: Ars Electronica Futurelab

 


Keyresearcher / Virtual Environments

Christopher Lindinger

Research & Development

Robert Abt, Peter Brandl, Christian Naglhofer, Robert Praxmarer, Erwin Reitböck, Wolfgang Ziegler

Keyresearcher / Interactive Spaces

Dietmar Offenhuber