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Chris Greenhalgh

Supporting Mobile Mixed-Reality Experiences

New wireless and mobile technologies enable city-scale mixed reality experiences such as historical reenactments, dramas and games in which participants on the streets interact with characters and objects in a parallel virtual world. EQUIP is a new software platform (being developed within the EQUATOR IRC) which is designed and engineered to support the development and deployment of applications such as these, which combine distributed input and output devices with networked services to create a coordinated experience. A key element of EQUIP is its shared data service, which combines ideas from tuplespaces, general event systems and collaborative virtual environments. EQUIP has been used to support a number of projects and experiences, including: unearthing virtual history, city-wide mixed reality gaming, and virtual co-visiting. This talk describes some of these experiences, the ways in which EQUIP has facilitated them, and outlines ongoing work. EQUIP is freely available in source form, and currently supports native development and deployment in both C++ and Java.

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