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+ - Kickstarter to fund an Open Source Augmented Reality Toolkit Called Palimpsest->

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PhoenixT
PhoenixT writes "For the past four years I have been working on a system called Palimpsest, for creating dynamic Augmented Reality (AR) applications. This started as my MFA project for the Digital Arts and New Media program at UC Santa Cruz, and has continued under the auspices of my startup company, Augmented Mountain Ltd. This is a true DIY project, I wrote most of the code myself, and a labor of love that I hope will be able to grow into something big. In Spook Country, William Gibson describes the potential of AR by stating "Cyberspace is everting", or turning itself inside out. We wish to see this reality come to fruition, but it is difficult to do without low-cost, powerful, and accessible tools available to make it happen. Most of the AR solutions out there right now are either costly, encumbered by restrictive licenses, or otherwise exist in a controlled environment. The desire of my partner's and myself, is to make our Palimpsest project Open Source and free to the community to use and contribute to. Palimpsest is a powerful tool with a low barrier to entry, so that anyone can begin to play in the realm of location aware Augmented Reality. We are looking for funding to be able to finish up some of the final bits of the code, resolve some licensing issues, test, and otherwise make it ready for the larger community to participate. Please check out what we are doing, and consider helping us out!

You can check out some of the (free) apps that we have made with Palimpsest by going to http://www.augmentedmountain.com/products.html

Thank you!"

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