Another week has passed by, and it’s time again for our weekly linkfest. I kept this one short by skipping some of the more redundant links I’ve collected along the week. Hope it makes the linkfest more readable:
- Augmented reality is not prefect after all. ReadWriteWeb’s – “Augmented Reality: 5 Barriers to a Web That’s Everywhere” and FastCompany’s – “Three Unexpected Dangers of Augmented Reality” will let you know why (actually the latter is a bit silly).
- ReadWriteWeb also had a poll this week, asking its readers whether augmented reality is important or just hype (or maybe both). Apart from the poll it’s a fun read, with a comparison between voice-recognition and AR.
- What would I write about when AR becomes mainstream? Good chances I’ll focus on the next stage of augmentation – direct computer-brain interfaces, thanks to the intersting “Augmented Reality Meets Brain-Computer Interface”
- A nice overview of the field on Wired – “If You’re Not Seeing Data, You’re Not Seeing”.
- Another good read, on the importance of story telling in AR (hopefully I’ll give my take on that next week)
- Sean Kingston will let you have an augmented karaoke session with him, if you buy his upcoming album.
This week’s video comes from Ogmento. It’s a spelling game that features an augmented panda to entice kids into playing. Since it would feel a bit incestuous to write a full post about it (and Ori was apparently too shy to mentioned it himself on Games Alfresco), this really charming video was relegated to the weekly linkfest, but it deserves better. Luckily, Thomas wrote about it, here.
Have a nice week!