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walkie talkies 2.0

As part of the augmented reality exhibition in The Hague located organization Tag, Sander Veenhof further developed his walkie talkie walks (see also this & this post). He made a few changes for the better, I think. This time the movements of the rl people, moving around in a selected area of The Hague made Sanders avi, called Overig Solzhenitsyn, move around in second life. He positioned himself in a sandbox and dressed himself up pretty neat, in a nice cardboard advertisement

board saying: TALK TO ME! Our rl text messages, sent to a given mobile number were then displayed in second life and answers, given by second life avi’s in sl chat were then sent to a mobile phone we were carrying with us in rl. And we had live contact! Unfortunately we couldn’t understand a word they were saying but in a way it also didn’t matter to me much. In fact I think it gave some extra flavour to the whole experience, it being very much the sound of a different world this way. Im not entirely sure how he did it but Sander made it visible for us to spot the locations of the sandbox avi’s on the google map of The Hague

so we could actually walk towards the (in the rl streets non existent) avi’s to speak with them. So in the pics below you see us, on the streets of The Hague with a laptop, gps device, mobile phones and a crappy megaphone…trying to move Overig around in a busy busy sandbox and trying to decipher martian textmessages. real fun it was anyway!


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