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Thierry Fournier’s Augmented Window On Paris

The French designer's augmented reality grid is on exhibition in the Centre Pompidou.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on June 17, 2011.

Thierry Fournier has designed the “Fenêtre augmentée” (“Augmented window”), a sensory observatory on exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from today until June 26th. The touch-screen plays real-time video footage of the view from the window in front of it and allows visitors to zoom in and scan their environment. They can explore a number of different geo-tagged hotspots featuring contributions from sixteen artists and authors, who have produced critical readings of and original works on the landscape. The press release states:

‘augmented reality’ is not addressed here in the sense of an addition of information or immersion, but as an opportunity to create areas of controversy and confrontation between different points of view.

Centre Pompidou

[via dvice]

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