ISMAR 2010 is just a couple of days away, and in the meantime, here’s this week’s linkfest:
- Google Goggles is finally available for the iPhone. To be frank, I haven’t tried it yet (what kind of AR reporter am I), and I’m rooting for the underdogs.
- LightSpace from Microsoft Research – augmenting a room with projectors and 3d cameras. As I’ve said earlier, it’s amazing how a technology that would have looked like magic just four years ago, is quite banal these days.
- Layar awarded Most Disruptive Innovator at Deloitte Fast50.
- Zugara’s Jack Benoff ponders whether mobile AR is not just sexy, but also practical.
- Now Total Immersion are having a one day AR event. It’s November the 9th in LA. Sadly, it’s an invitations only event. They should learn something from their beer loving competitors from Germany.
- A British company wants to augment your curriculum vitae. Cheesy or acceptable?
Today’s video is coming to us straight from ISMAR 2010. It’s a presentation of the results achieved in the paper “Build Your World and Play In It: Interacting with Surface Particles on Complex Objects” by Brett Jones and other researchers from the University of Illinois. The paper presents a way to map virtual content on 3d physical constructions and “play” with them. For more details check out Jones’ website. I think that Angry Birds would be prefect on such a platform:
Have a great week, and the lucky of you who get to be in ISMAR, take some videos, please!