Augmented Reality Avatar ‘Top Gear’ Host Narrates London Museum Exhibits
Augmented reality is dazzling when used appropriately.
The Science Museum in London’s exhibit on the Making of the Modern World looks to be a wonderfully educational experience about how specific technologies have propelled human history forward. And the exhibit gets an interactive boost with the addition of the Science Stories app available for iOS ($3) and Android ($3.20). The app features “Top Gear” host and all-around technology fan James May waxing poetic on why advancements like the Eilean Glas lighthouse and Cray supercomputer deserve a special place in history.
The app doesn’t just present video of James May talking — it goes the extra step by delivering a three-dimensional avatar of James May. Basically, you launch the app and point your smartphone camera at a “marker” that the app recognizes as an area on which to project the James May avatar.
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