Posts Tagged ‘augmentedreality’

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Sander Veenhof & Mark Skwarek pioneer augmented reality art at MoMA NYC

October 9, 2010

Update from Sander Veenhof:

Mark Skwarek and me deciding today that we will add the AR exhibition to the permanent collection of the MoMA so it can be viewed for an unlimited amount of time.

 

Our good friend Sander Veenhof launched yet another augmented reality masterpiece together with Mark Skwarek. After months of preparation Sander hast teamed up with Mark to launch a ‘virtual’ augmented reality show on the 9th of October 2010 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. But, they don’t know about it yet. The infiltration is part of the Conflux Psychogeoraphy festival.

The virtual exhibition will occupy the space inside the MoMA building using Augmented Reality technology. The show will not be visible to regular visitors of the MoMA, but those who are using a mobile phone application called”Layar Augmented Reality browser” on their iPhone or Android smartphones, will see numerous additional works on each of the floors.

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Meet ‘AR Walker’: the first usable lightweight Augmented Reality spectacles.

October 8, 2010

A lightweight pair of augmented reality glasses that overlay the world with digital content, such as directions or a travel guide, has debuted in Japan.

We’ve been playing around with a lot of AR gadgets lately. From the latest smartphones such as the Nokia N8, to brand new tablets that haven’t hit the market yet. BUT… this new AR Walker headset is now the number one on our hitlist! The headset, created by Olympus and phone-maker NTT Docomo, uses augmented reality software on an attached phone.

A virtual tour of Kyoto was used as the first demonstration of the technology.

While AR glasses are nothing new, these are among the first to add a miniature projecting display without too causing much encumbrance to the wearer.

WATCH THE VIDEO >>>

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Mysteryland 2010: the biggest dance event with augmented reality

August 27, 2010

So today we went over to Mysteryland to prepaire and test the Mysteryland layar. It’s mighty impressive what ID&T has done with the area. From what we’ve seen we can already say that this year will be the best EVER!!!! Never mind if there’s a little rain because once you’ve hit the Mysteryland grounds you’ll forget all about that! There is so much to see and do… it’s truely awesome… but unfortunately we can’t show you the pictures… sorry that’s what we agreed with ID&T.

What we CAN show you are the first snapshots of the Mysteryland Layar! Mysteryland will add a whole new dimension tomorrow. Using the Layar augmented reality browser, you will be able to explore the huge terrain through the camera of your Android- or iPhone and find out which of the 150 dj’s is performing on the 16 stages and what is the fastest way to get there. When zooming in on a stage you will be able to learn more about the dj that is on stage, what he is playing and get downloads via Dance Tunes. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Location based AR: the Third Generation

July 5, 2010

Mobile Augmented Reality on consumer devices is not even 2 years old and already at its 3rd generation regarding richness of its content model.

Apart from the very rapid technological improvements this has mostly to do with the creative innovators who adopted the new medium. These innovators constantly look for new ways to enhance the experience by adding new layers of depth and interaction models.

Mobile- or Location Based AR?

Mobile AR is an often used term to set this class of applications apart from the mostly static, marker based AR applications where a webcam attached to a computer is used to link a 3D model t a printed graphical marker. This type of application is certainly less mobile than the application class we call Mobile AR, but the main difference is that the latter uses the observer’s location as a unique trigger rather than visual recognition of a marker.

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