History Pin: Overlaying Google Street View with Historical Photos – information aesthetics

History Pin [historypin.com] hopes to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories. The website acts like a digital time machine, and uses Google Maps and Street View technology to allow the wide public to dig out, upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto an interactive map. Uniquely, Historypin lets people layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, providing a series of geo-located time tunnel views into the past.


Look Back Maps
Sepia Town

Make History
Paris in 26 Megapixels

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Live interactive mega billboard against agression

Design against crime using an augmented reality scenery on a digital billboard.

“Public service employees in the Netherlands face aggression and violence on the streets more and more often. Onlookers unfortunately do not intervene often enough when they encounter a situation like this. A live interactive billboard in Amsterdam and Rotterdam is used to place people in a similar situation witch confronts them with their inactivity.”

via @themobilecity @nielshendriks

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Augmented Advertising

Virtual-digital advertising in Minority Report (2002)

Virtual-digital advertising in Minority Report (2002)

We know concepts of urban augmented-reality scenarios and their use for personalized advertising at least since they have been predicted in various hollywood blockbusters…
However, a project that proposes an inversion of such a usage, placing it into an art context, is currently being developed by Spanish LaLaLab:

The Artvertiser: Augmented Billboards. from Julian Oliver on Vimeo.

The Artvertiser is an urban, hand-held, augmented-reality project exploring on-site substitution of advertising content for the purposes of exhibiting art. The project was initiated by Julian Oliver in February 2008 and is being developed in collaboration with artists Clara Boj and Diego Diaz.

The project proposes an interesting take on the use of mobile augmented reality, reclaiming advertising space in your individual surroundings and virtually replacing marketing content with visual/digital works of art. Through a mobile WiFi internet connection, the individual experience of the substitution in a particular place will be made directly available on social platforms such as youtube or flickr.

weather-proof digital binoculars currently being developed. © theartvertiser.com

weather-proof digital binoculars currently being developed. © theartvertiser.com

The Artvertizer is currently in the software development stage, based on the Linux platform. Apparently it is planned to port it to mobile Android or Symbian handheld devices. There are also conceptual ideas for outdoor hardware, featuring off-the-shelf mobile technology for running, displaying and storing the software and assets.