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The ‘News Telescope’ is an augmented reality device which allows the user to navigate through a 3D visualisation of the world navigable through geolocated place names. When selecting a location the telescope searches numerous web feeds and data api’s to find ‘news’ relevant to that location, whether it be text, video or audio based.

There is something about looking through a telescope that intrigues us, especially as its all geographically referenced and digital. The movie below shows the scope in action:

The News Telescope from pete Rogers on Vimeo.

As an interactive museum piece we think it works well, it would also be interesting to install it in a city observatory to ‘look’ at the tweets over a cityscape in realtime?

More images can be found at

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