Tuesday, May 15, 2007

mscape - HP building interactive experiences

In February I looked at augmented reality and some of the new GPS devices that may be coming to a classroom near you....in the future.

Well according to HP....the future is now!

mscape: creating new user experiences

HP has a new venture called mscape that is quite a different pathway for a company that has been known for the hardware it develops. Free to sign-up and try.

It is a website where the users create and share games, tours, stories, art and other location-based experiences called mediascapes.

What is a mediascape you ask?
Mediascapes are environments you create from the actual landscape around you. "Mediascapes are mobile, location–based experiences that incorporate digital media with the sights, sounds, and textures of the world around you. A mediascape blends digital images, video, audio and interactions with the physical landscape. "

Do you want to create a school tour....create a "school mediascape."

Do you want students to relive a battle scene from a historical event....create a "history mediascape."

The possibilities are limited only to your imagination :)
HP Labs:
If you want to follow to see what projects are developing in the HP Lab give their website a peek. http://www.hpl.hp.com/

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