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OPLIN 4Cast #151: Mixed Reality

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Mixed reality seeks to smoothly link physical and digital environments. Using special hardware and software, it’s becoming more and more mainstream.


An environment that combines elements of both virtual reality and the real world could lead to never having to leave the library to attend a meeting.  It could mean a whole new way to give presentations.  It could be a whole new way to interact with patrons.

Cool fact from this 4Cast:
A practical example of mixed reality is the yellow down marker you’ve seen during football games since about 1998.  That yellow line helps us follow the game and has won several Emmy Awards for technical achievement.