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:
More images can be found at http://www.newstelescope.co.uk/