Weekly Linkfest

It’s time again for another weekly linkfest, but first, let’s take a moment to a recognize a historic event. This is the 100th post here at Games Alfresco. Last week featured this blog’s 500th comment. Let’s hope that by the 200th post, AR will take a more substantial part in our life.

Now, without any further ado, here are some other AR news from around the web:

  • Enter the mind of Ronald Chevalier, an experience that promotes this film.
  • Georgia Tech’s has a new infomercial for their mixed reality design class.
  • Study finds that when it comes to in-car navigation, augmented reality is better than 3D egocentric view aids (such as plain old GPS devices). Who could have guessed?
  • Geocaching using augmented reality is such a neat idea, I’m surprised no one before Jacob at Trimagination thought about it.
  • Looking for an AR primer? Rusty Henderson has one covering the basics (with many videos), and Tom Carpenter has some more details.

The quote of the week comes from Robert Rice’s twitter feed:

My team has figured out how to build most of Rainbows End. Just matter of time and funding now… /evil scientist cackle/

I guess that if they really achieved that feat, funding will not be a problem.

And finally, the weekly video comes from GeoVector (which I previouslly covered here). It’s a concept video from 1995 and contains some interesting ideas. It just shows that even

if you think that you have a novel idea, someone has thought about it before. Jump to 4:51 for a really cool augmented frogger:

Have a nice week!

7 Responses

  1. […] Apr 26 2009 Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Powered by WP Greet BoxIn case  you missed it, Rouli has posted his weekly linkfest.   […]

  2. Thanks for the track back! Your site is exactly what I have been looking for! We need to motivate everyone to research and develop AR. Its the basic fundamentals of hologram technology. Johnny Mnemonic is child’s play.

  3. That video at the end gives me a little idea.

    I’ve long supported the idea that AR shouldnt be seperate app’s but a generic browser which other stuff feeds data too.

    Specificaly one that lets multiple layers of AR data from different sources co-exist on the same screen at the same time…..like photoshop layers.
    You can view many channels of AR information at once.

    To premote this idea (which is way beyond my technical skills) I could knock together a online app that has various photos of the world, and let people upload their own overlays for them in png format (which is well within my technical skills).
    People could then toggle on/off all the layers as they pleased.

    Would this be a good motivation app? Not real AR, but AR-premotional?
    Id kinda be interested to see what people come up with and in many ways it would be like that last video in picture form.

  4. I like your style Rouli.
    And what an awesome collection of links.

    Keep it up!

  5. So, Ori, would you consider giving my a raise :)?

  6. a raise in views – you got 558 views today!

  7. Well, more and more people are searching for AR:

    (new google insights…just updated)

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