App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow

App Makes ‘Eye of Sauron’ Appear in Moscow


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 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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