Visible Cities #02

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3 March 2010, De Verdieping, Wibautstraat 127, Amsterdam. Start 20:00, entrance € 2,50
With Ole Bouman (NAi), Maurice Groenhart (Layar)

The widespread employment and adoption of ubiquitous computing, sensor networks and mobile media into the urban environment have unforeseen implications for how our cultures might come to use networked digital resources to change the way we understand, build, and inhabit cities. Visible Cities presents a revolving programme on how emerging technologies are changing the cities we live in.

After Euro Beinat and Ronald Lenz in the previous edition, Visible Cities #02 sees NAi director Ole Bouman and Maurice Groenhart of Layar talk about the opportunities of augmented reality. They have collaborated on a new application for the urban environment: SARA, an Augmented Reality layer that can show the design of a building in real-time in the city in your iPhone or Android browser long before construction has even started. They will talk about their particular ideas and experiences.