App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

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Proposals to place an “Eye of Sauron” in the Moscow business district were scuttled after protests from various groups, including the Russian Orthodox Church.

But a Russian company called GiveAR has created an app that allows users to see the controversial image for themselves. See the video above for a recording of the app in action.

As RT.com reported:

The Tolkien-inspired ‘Eye of Sauron’ eventually lit up Moscow’s sky, following public controversy and opposition from the Orthodox Church. Having taken a virtual form, the image can be seen through the lens of a smartphone or tablet.

The evil eye appeared exactly where it was first planned to be installed – on top of a skyscraper in the Moscow City business area, a stone’s throw away from the country’s government office. The symbol, which has sparked controversy among Muscovites, is hidden from bare eyes; to see it, one needs a smartphone or tablet.

The Russian company GiveAR – which creates augmented reality projects by using real-world objects supplemented with computer generated input – created a special code which can be used by those curious to see the Eye of Sauron.


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