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The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) and TNT Post present the first stamps in the world with augmented reality. The stamps show five futuristic buildings designed by famous Dutch architects. When put in front of a webcam, these buildings will appear in 3D on the stamp. By moving the stamp, users are able to see the virtual building from almost any angle.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5XDK4H3MDW3WOXICO3EK3JQHQ Tyr Grisfal

    Not to sink your battleship, but it looks like that’s just ARToolkit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARToolKit

    • Anonymous

      having them on stamps would be new, interesting and “news from the future”….

    • Anonymous

      having them on stamps would be new, interesting and “news from the future”….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5XDK4H3MDW3WOXICO3EK3JQHQ Tyr Grisfal

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5XDK4H3MDW3WOXICO3EK3JQHQ Tyr Grisfal

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

        • Anonymous

          has anyone else done stamps?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5XDK4H3MDW3WOXICO3EK3JQHQ Tyr Grisfal

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5XDK4H3MDW3WOXICO3EK3JQHQ Tyr Grisfal

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

    • http://twitter.com/asp55 Andrew S. Parnell

      You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

    • http://twitter.com/asp55 Andrew S. Parnell

      You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

    • http://twitter.com/asp55 Andrew S. Parnell

      You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

    • http://twitter.com/asp55 Andrew S. Parnell

      You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706691123 Arno Brosi

    Those clever Dutch(and I’m not saying that because I’m one myself.. ; )  )…..

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