Thursday, May 06, 2004

More blending of the computer and real worlds (augmented reality)

PacManhattan recreates the Pacman arcade game in the New York City streets. Players run around the Washington Square Park area of Manhattan. Instead of just being a physical real-life game, PacManhattan uses cell phones, wireless internet connections, and custom software to connect players with the control room. Internet viewers can then follow the game online.

Look for more and more of these types of blendings. Coming soon to a training program near you.

(Thanks to SmartMobs for this link.)

Update: Wired News just ran a story about PacManhattan.