How to augment your reality

You probably already augment your reality: a spot of blusher here, a comb-over there – maybe even the odd bit of photoshopping. But now you can really up the ante with a small selection of Augmented Reality library books. I had my introduction to AR at that hub of high technology – Parklands Library. Here’s how Augmented Reality…
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Ōtautahi

Ōtautahi was originally the name of a specific site in central Christchurch, a kāika situated on present day Kilmore Street near the fire station. It means the place of Tautahi and was adopted as the general name for Christchurch in the 1930s. Prior to this, Ngāi Tahu generally referred to the Christchurch area as Karaitiana…
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This week in Christchurch history (10 – 16 November)

10 November 1839 Captain William B. Rhodes lands 50 cattle at Akaroa. Edmonds Band Rotunda, viewed from Oxford Terrace [ca. 1930] Christchurch City Libraries, CCL PhotoCD 10, IMG0072 11 November 1904 ChristChurch Cathedral completed. The architect was George Gilbert Scott. 11 November 1924 Bridge of Remembrance opens. 11 November 1929 Edmonds band rotunda opens. 12…
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Armistice Day 2014

Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the agreement that ended the First World War (1914 – 1918) and commemorates the sacrifice of those who died serving New Zealand in this and all wars and armed conflicts. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the…
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