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Digital Photography and Everyday Life by Asko Lehmuskallio, Edgar Gómez Cruz

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Introduction

Although augmented reality navigation appears, at first glance, to be something completely new, it is in fact based on a very old cultural technique. Virtual travel through pre-recorded spaces can be traced back at least to 1905, which saw the first attempt at capturing the residential streets of select routes in photographs. The idea was to make them available as ‘photo-auto guides’, with superimposed textual and pictographic route instructions. Moreover, these guides were designed as ‘social media’, with empty lines under each photograph allowing the preservation of photo-related memories. The ...

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