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Okidoki. Here’s something a little different. ‘Sticky Light’ is a project out of the Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory by Alvaro Cassinelli, Kuribara Yusaku and Stephane Perrin. Like the best types of new technology, seeing it explains it a lot better than writing about it. All I’m going to say is that it’s a 3D tracking technology using a non-imaging photodetector, a laser diode and a pair of steering mirrors. That explains it then! If it doesn’t, just click play below.
Via Today and Tomorrow
At the Dawn of the Augmented Reality Industry
Bruce Sterling delivers a passionate (non-powerpoint) presentation explaining what makes him excited about Augmented Reality. I’m inclined to agree.
Video: Bruce Sterling’s Keynote – At the Dawn of the Augmented Reality Industry from Maarten Lens-FitzGerald on Vimeo.
It’s a demo designed to visualise how markerless AR overlays meaningful information into personal surroundings, created by Timo Arnall.
Map/Territory from timo on Vimeo.
Kinda like Rubik’s Cube 2.0. This is ‘Levelhead‘, created by Julian Oliver.
levelHead v1.0, 3 cube speed-run (spoiler!) from Julian Oliver on Vimeo.
This is a great example of first stage AR by Swedish company TAT (these guys might need to change their name for the UK market), utilising already-existing socnet data (our business our personal lives managed online), with facial regcognition. The result – a great demo for AR. This is one of the great things about AR – it’s visual and easily understood. Kinda makes you wonder why people are getting so excited about markers….
This is the busiest segment of the overall virtual worlds space. Here’s the Universe chart for virtual worlds with average ages between 10 and 15.
See all the age ranges and virtual worlds here.
Here’s a simple yet effective demo relating to obtaining information about food products when you’re shopping. Called Foodtracer, it’s a final year MA project by Guiseppe Constanza from Central St. Martins college. Nice work Guiseppe!
Related: Dynamic Contextualisation
FoodTracer from gusepo on Vimeo.
FoodTracer demo from gusepo on Vimeo.
An interesting video of ‘Stereo’ image capture and point-cloud mapping from Earthmine. Looking it this another way, it’s an alternative solution for Mirror Worlds.
The type of demo shown in the video below from Occipital is a great early example of augmented reality without markers. Kinda makes you start to think that hardware will become less and less important in the not so distant future.
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