Archive for February, 2010
In a recent TED talk, Blaise Aguera Y Arcas demonstrated what he calls ‘augmented reality maps.’ Blaise is an architect at Microsoft Live Labs. His mission: redefining how maps work online. For centuries a map has been a static document. In his book Ambient Findability, Peter Morville says, “Maps reflect and shape the beliefs of a community or civilization…. For many centuries, maps and mapmakers played a powerful role in defining the elements and edges of the known world.”
Two stories came together for me recently. Each story is completely separate from the other. In fact, they have little or nothing in common at almost any level. Except one. Each is the story of an accidental Metalife. In this respect, told together these stories are remarkably connected.