Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

October 25, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb
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MIND THE FISH–Augmented reality exhibit reveals aquatic creatures’ inner thoughts

Ever wondered what your goldfish are thinking about? A playful exhibit called MIND THE FISH at the Cinekid festival in Amsterdam this month allows visitors to peer into a fishbowl via AR and read discussions the fish are having with … Continue reading

February 15, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb
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Recomposing Man Ray and Magritte (while being followed around by a giant blue ant): mobile AR at the Exploratorium’s After Dark

Over the past month, I’ve been developing some mobile augmented reality exhibit prototypes for the Exploratorium’s After Dark: Get Surreal event, which took place on Feb 3, 2011. The interactive installations were designed to stimulate play and social interaction using … Continue reading

February 10, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb
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Meta Cookie: Olfactory and Gustatory Augmented Reality

Visitors to the Exploratorium’s monthly evening program series for adults, After Dark, experienced bizarre interactions with their sense of reality at After Dark: Get Surreal on Feb 3, 2010–an event infused with surrealist themes in art, music, and science. Takuji … Continue reading