Posts tagged ‘Microsoft’
Today on virtually any news site, you have to sneak around the headlines to avoid a story about hacking. Whether the recent phone hacking scandal of News of the World; the New York real estate brokerage, home to hundreds of upscale apartment listings, accused of hacking into a competitor’s computer system and stealing listing information; or Anonymous and V for Vendetta-masked LulzSec, hackers are gaining increased notoriety and profiting handsomely from their ventures.
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.”