Daqri 4D Expo

Daqri hosted a great event with their “4D Expo”  ( http://daqri.com/4Dexpo/ ).

I spoke on Friday and met a lot of great folks.

Full Scale Alma Mater Sculpture at the University of Illinois

Augmented Reality Alma Mater Sculpture at the University of Illinois

Augmented Reality Alma Mater Sculpture at the University of Illinois

 

Be sure to check out this full scale augmented reality version of the Alma Mater sculpture at the University of Illinois.  The AR sculpture was created to allow students to get their picture taken by the Alma Mater (a decades old tradition) at graduation.  The problem is, that this year the sculpture was gone because it is being restored.  The AR experience shows the sculpture as it will appear when the restoration is completed.  Check out the press release for the project.

http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0508alma_app.html

Interesting use of AR in a presentation about AR

Alan Rhodes gives a presentation about AR by using AR at the HASTAC 2013 conference in Toronto.

Alan Rhodes gives a presentation about AR by using AR at the HASTAC 2013 conference in Toronto.

This past weekend I gave a couple of presentations at a conference called HASTAC 2013 that was held in Toronto.  HASTAC is an organization that is made up of a lot of interesting folks from a variety of disciplines.  HASTAC stands for Humanities, Arts, Science, and  Technology Advanced Collaboratory.

One of the other speakers at the conference, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, from the Art Institute of Chicago, gave an interesting presentation titled:

New Narratives: Augmented Reality Art, So What, Who Cares?

You can see the abstract for his talk and his bio by clicking on the title of his presentation above.

He made a lot of interesting points about AR in his talk.  One of the most interesting things to me was how he used AR in his presentation about AR.  In the picture above, you see how he is using fiducial markers on cards to play video clips of himself from prior presentations he has given.  It was an interesting juxtaposition of real and virtual as well as an interesting statement about time, time past, present, and future simultaneously.

Understanding Augmented Reality – Gone to Press

Understanding Augmented Reality has gone to press.  Hence, it is out of my hands now and will be available as soon as it is back from the printer.