What if we made our homes in the augmented city?


Special thanks to @Babtitsteblog (aka Baptist Roynette) for tweeting this excellent, and disquieting video.

Architect Keiichi Matsuda thinks that contemporary urban architecture is no longer a question of mere physical space, but also one of synthetic space, created by digital information that immerses our lives.  This synthetic presence is seen in technique of augmented reality.  Augmented relating blurs the lines between the real and the virtual, creating a “real-virtual” space.  This can create a world where a city becomes enmeshed in a world that fuses men and machines.  Is “Minority Report” coming true?  A little scary…

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