Instagram Goes Retro with Augmented Reality Tribute to Classic Windows Desktop

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Just because augmented reality is the technology of the future doesn’t mean it can’t reach into the past of computing.

Shared via Twitter on Monday, Instagram product designer George Kedenburg III has published the “Desktop 96” camera effect, which emulates the classic desktop interface of Windows 95.

The front-facing camera inserts the user’s real-time image into the center window, which moves (along with the mouse point) around the screen based on the user’s head movement. In addition, tapping the screen changes the application window between “Fake Player,” MS Paint, and a Winamp-like… more

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