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Microsoft HoloLens and Times Square prove an odd mix for an underwater AR exhibit

5 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

I'm standing in line with a gaggle of sweaty journalists in 90ºF heat, waiting for a chance to take a virtual swim through New York City's Times Square using a Microsoft HoloLens. Nearby, a sea of tourists flows past, gawking at a 24 x 34 x 60 ft , skeleton-like shipwreck as they pass. Several stop to pull out their phones and try to figure out how to watch the shipwreck come back to life in augmented reality. “Mama, was that a real boat?” a little boy shouts over the hubbub. Mel Chin's life-size recreation of the wreckage of a Civil War-era ship is not, in fact, real. But in Unmoored, the...
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