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Augmented reality table lets you explore a book without opening it (video)

Augmented reality table lets you explore a book without opening it (video)
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|August 20, 2013 5:06 AM

We've seen touch-friendly tables before, but they're rarely so slick as the Multi Surface Experience, a newly launched collaboration between design firm Gensler and ad agency The Hive. The installation lets guests explore Gensler's architectural portfolio (the book you see above) just by walking up to a wavy table. An overhead projector, Kinect for Windows and special software present an interface wherever people stand; when users choose to learn more about a project, it pops up on a wall-mounted 4K display. The current experience is sadly confined to Gensler's Los Angeles office, but it's also the start of teamwork that could lead to commercial designs. Don't be surprised if company lobbies are much livelier in the future.

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Augmented reality table lets you explore a book without opening it (video)