Monday 29 November 2010

Augmented Reality Art.

Digital Art (a.k.a. New Media Art) looks quite fun and gets a lot of attention from visitors. Here is some digital art from theMuseum of Modern Art in New York. Artists Mark Skwarek and Sander Veenhof use Layar, which is a very well known augmented reality platform.

Tamiko Thiel's work "Art Critic Matrix" from mark skwarek on Vimeo.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Microsoft Windows 7 based Augmented Reality application

I have seen so many augmented reality applications which are based on the Android platform or the iPhone platform.
This is the first time I have seen a Microsoft Windows 7 based augmented reality application.
According to the website that I found this video clip, they needed to hack Window 7 in order to manipulate the camera because Windows 7 does not provide the API's which allow you to handle the camera.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Augmented Reality Dogfight Game: Star Wars

This is a quite interesting game that uses augmented reality. The game concept is as simple as you can imagine: a classic dogfight game. However I am not entirely sure whether this can be called augmented reality. I think the definition of augmented reality is getting narrower. In the past, everything was called augmented reality as long as a virtual object was superimposed on the real world, no matter whether or not the virtual object had a relationship with the real world. However these days the definition has been narrowed, and if you want to call something augmented reality then a virtual object should have a relationship with the real world. For example, if you superimpose a virtual monkey on your screen with the real world as a background then that would just be a computer graphic. However if you can superimpose an image of that virtual monkey holding a real world object, then you could call that augmented reality.