Armed with either an iPhone or Android, hundreds of Amsterdam residents are expected to converge on Dam Square tomorrow at 2pm for the first ever augmented reality flashmob. Darth Vader, Superman and various other characters will be making super-special appearances.
It sounds like a lot of fun for anyone who can get over to Amsterdam, with QR codes needed to be downloaded to phones for whichever 3D model takes their fancy from the site – or, they can create their own thanks to the AndAR app available for Android phones. An app such as Layar will be needed to activate the augmented reality view, and then with the AR tags on the ground Darth Vader could soon be standing next to the lucky flashmobber. Anyone want to fly me over? And create a Tony Stark QR code for me? [Augmented reality flashmob – Thanks, Sander!]