CIRCA:Environmental Scan - Current interactive exhibits


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Environmental Scan

Ontario Science Museum

Ontario Science Museum: Papagiannis's Wonder  Turner
Ontario Science Museum: Papagiannis's Wonder Turner

Visitors to the exhibit can also interact with Papagiannis’s Wonder Turner, an AR experience where viewers physically rotate large cubes to reveal and create a new video composition. The cubes are equipped with black and white AR symbols which the software interprets and emits as video clips. Using the classic ‘exquisite corpse’ format with four interchangeable heads, torsos and feet, rotating the cubes allows the user to create a wild variety of creatures – from a surgeon’s head, belly-dancing torso and penguin feet to a llama head, guitar-playing torso and trampoline feet, and other wondrous creations. An augmented video of the visitor with the transformed turner is simultaneously displayed on the screen.


 MOMA NYC - Augmented Reality

The event illustrates the implications of a technique named "augmented reality": the addition of virtual elements to the real world, viewable using internet-connected and GPS sensitive cameraphones. Augmented reality is chaning our world. In terms of new unlimited visual possibilities, limitless dimensional properties and an unwillingness to comply to (former) physical boundaries and structures, such as a museum wall or context. The 6 floors of the MoMA building were used in a DIY way, and the museum was even extended with a virtual 7th floor.

British Museum

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Rooms of the British Museum are augmented. Each of the virtual objects opens a HTTP connection, when tapped and brings visitors to a separate website with additional information.

Alternate opening

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A rerun of "Stark Raving Dad" featured a response to a comment made by George H. W. Bush.

The January 30, 1992 rerun of the episode featured a brief alternate opening, which was written in response to a comment made by the President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, three days earlier. The show had previously had a "feud" with Barbara Bush when, in the October 1, 1990 edition of People, she called The Simpsons "the dumbest thing [she] had ever seen".<ref>Template:Cite news</ref> The writers decided to respond by privately sending a polite letter to Bush in which they posed as Marge Simpson. Bush immediately sent a reply in which she apologized. Later, on January 27, 1992, George H. W. Bush made a speech during his re-election campaign which included the statement "we are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."<ref name="Brooks2">Brooks, James L. (2004). "Bush vs. Simpsons", in The Simpsons: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.</ref>

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