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Augmented Reality Sandbox Debut

Posted on October 31st, 2017

Phil Kerr and guests at UI Creepy Campus Crawl event

The Iowa Geological Survey showed off the UI Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences’ new augmented reality sandbox at the UI Creepy Campus Crawl last Friday, October 27, 2017.

Kids (and adults) were able to mold sand into mountains, rivers, and oceans while the projected topography change before their eyes!

Users could even simulate rainfall across the landscape with the wave of a hand- or with a cloud on a stick.