Governator vs. Chancellator Play Augmented Reality at Cebit

You got to see this to believe it:

California-Governor-Arnold -Schwarzenegger and German-Chancellor-Angela-Merkel jointly holding a Lego-digital box-by-Metaio.

In the back, a mirror screen featuring an augmented version of California-Governor-Arnold-Schwarzenegger and German-Chancellor-Angela-Merkel holding the Lego-digital-box-by-Metaio, with an exploded view of the assembled Lego toy.

This must have been the highest concentration of top-rank political figures in a single augmented reality scene – ever to be captured on (digital) film.

I have covered the Digial Lego Box when it was fresh news – now see it in video (in German) on the Cebit site.

Next political AR picture challenge:

capture Obama holding hands with Putin while watching an augmented view of a peaceful Afghanistan.

Thanks Jan Schlink for sharing!

4 Responses

  1. Hehe :D
    But whats the back story here?
    Was the lego software by a California company?

  2. @Darkflame – it was developed by Metaio (German company). I guess the governator was just visiting Cebit and was caught up in this photo op with the Chancellor.

  3. Hey there.

    I´ve got some more back story input. California is this year`s special guest at CeBIT and the governour was visiting the fair as representative and guest of Angela Merkel´s traditional CeBIT walk. And they have chosen to visit this demo (as a part of the “Microsoft World of Experience”) because german based company metaio also has an office in California and because it was representing “innovations made in Germany” – one focus of Angela Merkels traditional interests.

    Best regards,


  4. Cheers for the info :)

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