Monday 4 July 2011

Augmented Reality in Art

Mobile augmented reality is not only for computer vision specialists but also for artists. There are a lot of attempts to use computer graphics in visual arts. Augmented reality is also one of the favourite techniques in visual arts. One of most interesting things about visual arts using augmented reality is that it generates more audience participation. Audiences can create and enjoy their own art using augmented reality.
Here are some video clilps that show some augmented realty visual arts.

augmented reality stencil - from LiveViewStudio on Vimeo.

Wednesday 8 June 2011

A Time-based Transit Map

Time + Maps are always an interesting combination.
Stefan Wehrmeyer has developed a Google Maps application called Mapnificent which provides several intereting functions that combine maps with time. The application shows the areas you can reach with public transport in a user-defined time, and tis also displays the overlapping areas that two differnt persons can both reach within a given time.
Check the video clip in which the developer expains how this application works.

Mapnificent from Stefan Wehrmeyer on Vimeo.

Thursday 2 June 2011

Need for a "killer application in" Augmented Reality

The BBC points out the problem that the augmented reality filed has encoutred.
I think we need a killer application that shows/provides better interface - something easier, more intuitive, simpler and more human-freindly than a conventional interface.

Image Processing-based Augmented Reality

The BBC introduces a new augmented reality application which is image processing-based.

This app captures images such as logos and posters from the real world and then shows the linked webpage or video.

Friday 18 March 2011

Popcode Apps

Popcode is an augmented reality development tool kit.
The website provides a development manual as well.

Popcode at the Cambridge Science Festival from Cambridge University on Vimeo.

Augmented Reality Advertisement: Unilever

Augmented Reality has become more pervasive in our life.
The video clip shows the Unileve company promoting their brand Axe using augmented reality in London's Victoria station.

This is a tag-based augmented reality. When travelers are located on the tag, the system superimposes a 3-D virtual angel object just around the travelers. It is a very interactive advertisement.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Augmented Reality Open Standard

This article is about an attempt to make open standard augmented reality.

For the full article, click here.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Augmented Reality Applications

There are couple of interesting augmented reality applications.

1. 3D Balls Game
Greece-based telecommunication company Cosmote made an augmented reality 3D game.
This augmented reality game allows you to play with a group of people.

Cosmote 3D "Balls" Game from OgilvyOne Athens on Vimeo.

2. Augmented Reality Advertising
Canada-based augmented reality company Ad-Dispatch has introduced a new advertising method that uses augmented reality.

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Thursday 24 February 2011

Augmented Reality Presentation- HP

Every year MacWorld gets a lot of attention from the Media and the public. I think the reason is not only Apple's new creative products but also Steve Jobs's genius presentation.
Steve Jobs is a recognised master of presentation, and it seems that remarkable presentation skills are becomeing one of most important talents to be a IT company's CEO.

This video clip was recorded "A New HP World" in Shanghai, China.
Paul Donovan, who is HP's vice president for the Asia-Pacific, gave a presentation that uses augmented reality. I have seen several presentations which use augmented reality. I think this presentation one of the decent presentations that uses augmented reality.