Posted on August 28, 2011 by rouli
A downpour of augmented reality links for you today:
In the last week Bruce Sterling has posted several demo videos
of AR projects done by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) students. The class, which is sponsored by Layar
(very wise move!) and guided by Sterling, resulted with some interesting ideas, from AR religion to Bitcoin treasure hunt, but I liked most Dobu Dobu
, an “augmented reality app to create love, companionship and friendship through adoption of virtual pets”.
Dobu Dobu from Zooproot on Vimeo.
Have a Dobu Dobu week!
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Posted on August 2, 2011 by rouli
And since it’s pretty big news (and Layar is a darling of the tech press) you probably already read about it somewhere else.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Documentation is here.
- Android Beta version is coming in a few weeks. iPhone and Android full versions are coming by the end of Q3.
- Seems like a “basic” (nothing is basic in this field) image recognition and tracking. Image recognition is done on the device, so augmentation should be relatively snappy.
- They are going to charge money for this, unless your layer gets less than 1000 matches per month, or if it’s a non-profit, artistic or educational layer and the powers to be like it enough. Pricing seems really fair to me.
- You can win up to $15K by creating a vision based layer.
I think the “share it now” button has a potential to become a huge hit (think Instagram big). What do you think?
Update – misunderstood the documentation. You can have different augmentations depending on both location and image.
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Posted on July 10, 2011 by rouli
How are terracotta warriors, billiard, a coloring book and the city of Basel all related to each other? Well… they are featured in this week’s linkfest:
This week’s video is just strange.
An augmented reality artwork created by John Goto and Matthew Leach using the Layar platform, Gilt City confronts the banking crisis in an unusual way. Famous beggars appear on your mobile’s screen, and you choose whether to help them, or make them explode. Art – I’ll never understand it, but maybe you will, by reading more about this project here.
Have a grand week!
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Posted on May 8, 2011 by rouli
Took a break last week (missed me? you should follow me on Twitter), back today with many AR links:
This week’s video is just cute rendition of a possible augmented future, featuring Super Mario Bros villains in real life (via Neatorama
Have a splendid week!
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