French city layers district with augmented reality grid

Getting away from its normal application in the mobile device world, augmented reality gets a different sort of treatment in a new exhibition called the "Augmented Window: A Sensory Observatory."

Created by French designer Thierry Fournier, the screen operates much like a window, displaying live video of the surrounding environment that visitors can touch and access geo-tagged informational hotspots. Most non-techies are still a bit behind the curve in terms of knowing what augmented reality is, so this exhibit is a great step toward introducing the new paradigm to the mainstream.

You can check it at the Centre Pompidou in France until June 26 — more information here.

Via Desigboom

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