From Dreams to (Augmented) Reality

SMH interviews “augmented reality” guru Mark Billinghurst, director of NZ’s Human Interface Technology Lab. HIT works in conjunction with Seattle’s University of Washington designing cutting-edge communications technology reminiscent of Star Wars’ virtual projections. Billinghurst: “Twenty years later, we can now do what [Lucas] showed in the movie for real.” Above: Billinghurst’s BlackMagic animation of the America’s Cup story.


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Search for Life on Venus Could Begin at Rocket Lab

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