October 27, 2005

List of HMD & VR helmets


Christoph Bungert has made a list of HMD and VR helmets, which lists things like price, resolution, number of panels, and more. I think this is the kind of community resource that really helps people who are interested in working with mediated reality / augmented vision.

The only thing it's missing is editorials!

[ Link via del ]

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October 21, 2005

Visual Spam Blocker

Mediated reality product, "See-Free" promises a solution to all those pesky billboards that clutter the landscape by masking them out.


Steve Mann and his students originally broke ground in this area, which they call the Reality Window Manager (see below).

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See the Reality Window Manager Video

On the other hand, "See-Free" only offers pictures on their website, which made me wonder how well, if at all, their product worked. Hell, I can photoshop a pretty good mask job, but it's completely another thing to engineer a solution to masking all billboards, all the time. I wrote them to find out more, but so far they've declined to comment.


Notice that with their example photos there are things in the
foreground of the billboard, which may be possible, but I kind of
doubt it.

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October 11, 2004

Is Bush a Cyborg?


Some people think that this is a picture proving that Bush was 'wired' with a prompting with a device like this.

Personally, and much to my disapointment, Bush is a cyborg. Why would someone say things like "It will take time to restore chaos" if he wasn't a cyborg or robot bent on world domination/destrution? The monkey stuff is probably just a smokescreen to hide the truth.

Here's more damming evidence:


[isbushwired /indymedia]

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June 30, 2004

Mediated Roamality

2015679578166546.jpgMediated Reality is one of those emerging technologies that is going to change our life, and to jump on it early is almost like being transformed into a superhero, or supervillan depending on your attitude. Mobileye has produced a computer chip for us high-tech roadwarriors which is just astounding, and makes me think that mediated reality is closer than I had thought. With a bit of graphics fu I'm sure this would be gorgeous, but in a way I love the terminator style green lines in all their videos. I watched them all.

EyeQ is pretty similar to the HUD fighter pilots use, so don't be surprised when you get covered by paintballs if you try to cut me off.


[Link via engadget]

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