Short linkfest this time, due to some prior engagements. Still, I think you’ll find some treasures among today’s links:
- A very fine piece on Adbusters, debating whether augmented reality gives us a false sense of activism while we actually succumb to the cruelty of reality.
- Facebook my be working on mobile augmented reality features (which is probably only going to be a tiny part of their location based services).
- You don’t need to be a programmer to create a layer for Layar. Hoppala brings layer creation to the masses.
- JC Penney & Seventeen Magazine tap metaio to create back to school AR app.
- I’ve never quite understood why would anyone play a 3d version of Tetris, but if you enjoy such an activity, you may want to augment it a bit.
- If you are a CS graduate you may have encountered ACM. Usually they put their articles behind a pay-wall, but not this one – Mainstreaming augmented reality.
Video of the week is of a new AR game just released for the
iPhone, Android, Symbian operating system (yes, such a thing exist), called AR! Pirates. Created by Optricks Media, best known for those augmented Bamzookis, the game play is not much more sophisticated than ye olde paratrooper game, but heck, it’s probably your best option to drown pirate ships with your phone. It costs £0.99, and you can read more about it on Augmented Planet.
Have a grand week!