Colorbitor launches the mobile Augmented Reality channel CRONOVIZOR that adds a layer of archival footage on the same spots in the city were they were shot.
Visitors in some of the historical Bucharest sites are able to open “time windows” on their internet-connected IOS and Android devices. They will discover real life moments from around 80 years ago integrated seamlessly into the camera view looking upon the present locations.
The project initiators uploaded a gallery of Bucharest short film documents and embedded them each in its place – marked on the map and printed on the pavement around Bucharest.
It’s a world novelty in terms of AR which until very recently limited the augmentable reality to 2D elements. The Metaio technology sets a whole new ground for outdoor visualization fusing GPS and 3-D tracking, enabling us to augment nearly any real-world environment, instantly and in real-time.
The Cronovizor started as a proof of concept and it grew into a potential virtual museum with the kind help of The Romanian National Film Archive.
They released the Permanent Beta version, counting on friends and community to help it widen its scope (develop into a dedicated app with extended features, enriched timeline and broader geographical coverage).
Colorbitor supports The Dezinterzis platform, where they promote creative, positive urban interventions.