Hancock opens new hospital

AR – Hancock the Super Spreader

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, is taking part in the opening ceremony of a new hospital. A head nurse stands next to him. He sneezes, sprays goes up, and virus floats across the air.

She winces …

To view the AR …

  1. On your mobile phone, start a browser (ideally Firefox or Chrome).
  2. In your browser address bar, type the following: https://boomar.github.io/hancock
  3. You will then be asked to share your camera (say YES)
  4. Point your camera at the image below.

You will see an augmented scene, on top of the image. Hancock (UK health minister) sneezes and infects all the NHS staff!


These recent AR miniatures or “vignettes” do seem similar to old traditions – here are a few: 

The word diorama can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modelingminiature figure modeling, or aircraft modeling.

The word “diorama” originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means “through that which is seen”, from the Greekdi- “through” + orama “that which is seen, a sight”. The diorama was invented by Louis Daguerre and Charles Marie Boutonfirst exhibited in Paris in July 1822 and in London on September 29, 1823.[citation needed] The meaning “small-scale replica of a scene, etc.” is from 1902.