Mobile Optical Illusions (MOPTIL)

Publication/Creation Date
Moptil Inc. (creator)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
Mobile Optical Illusions (MOPTIL) is a Greek company producing AR apps that help visitors imagine prominent archeological sites as they once were. The company works with leading archeological and research institutions to create 3D models of historical ruins and sites, and to inhabit them with semi-historical figures and scenes. The company also developed a special iPad case, to enable easy hold and use outdoors and in the sun. 

This app demonstrates the AR category of Historical Modelling and Reconstruction. In this category, digital visualizations of an assumed past are imposed onto a relevant physical location, such as an archeological site. The virtual content in this case does not directly represent indexical archival materials, such as documents or photos, but rather it is a result of processing research materials and thus it reflects an educated assumption about the past in-situ. 

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HCI Platform
Relation to Body
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Marketing Keywords
Apple, IPad

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Moptil Inc.
Date archived
August 11 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Moptil Inc.. (2014). "Mobile Optical Illusions (MOPTIL)". Fabric of Digital Life.