Hope you didn’t miss the weekly linkfest’s early edition, published yesterday, covering some of the best articles, posts and talks that were published during the week. Here are some more interesting bits from around the AR ecosystems making news this week:
- I forgot to mention it last week – here’s augmented.org review of augmented reality at SIGGRAPH 2009
- Wired: Augmented reality? More like awkward hilarity. “these days the technical wizardry of AR has become edgy and chic – a way to boost the geek-cred of artists and designers. But there are still many limitations to the technology that can render the experience as something more akin to Uncle George than Gandalf.”
- According to this article, IKEA has an application for you mobile phone so you could try furniture at your own house via AR (a favorite topic on this blog), but I can’t find any other article to support it.
- Bruce Thomas from the University of South Australia gives a lecture on mobile augmented reality.
- Oh my guide! is an interesting concept AR application to help tourists that visit Milan for world expo 2015 to find a local to guide them to their destination. Obviously not feasible today, but maybe in 5 years mobile phones will support this level of augmentation. (via The Future Digital Life)
- A short video demoing the new features in Layar 2.0. I think that although the grid was easy to implement, it adds quite a lot to the experience. Here’s a list of the currently available layers. Would one of my readers sponsor an Android phone for a poor blog writer?
- Antoher AR application showing off a new interface is SREngine Lite, in this new video.
- Thomas Carpenter brings us another tutorial on using Metaio’s Unifeye Design.
- Funky video from YDreams, showcasing their site seeing viewer.
- iPhone Satellite finder uses augmented reality, sort of.
- Peugeot has an AR campaign in Turkey, obviously they haven’t heard of my campaign to ban augmented reality when it comes to selling cars.
And finally, this week video comes from Hongik University of South Korea. It shows a project named “Will be”, created in 2004 (and presented in ISMAR05), which is the augmented reality take on a story board. It’s quite nice, though some of the features could have been more accessible if they were implemented via standard GUI, rather than ARUI:
Have a nice week!