What is Augmented Reality?

For those of you, who didn’t see too many AR concept videos or drawings and like to get a fresh artist impression, take a look at the video from the eyetap research crew. Their demonstration shows how augmented reality could work once all of us have small powerful devices in our pockets combined with glasses that can overlay graphics to […]

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The Cube is back!

A neat game concept comes from Julian Oliver. An AR-Cube will be seen as a room with stairs and doors, placing a player figure inside. Once you leave one door you will enter another room, which you can see by flipping the actual cube to a different side. This kafkaesque maze has a beautiful optic and an intuitive interaction – […]

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Nerdy gamers get squirrelly!

Hey there, augmented reality flooding the market. Although, we are still lacking an easier interaction plus video output systems, more and more companies jump on the bandwagon and try to sell old concepts of possibly boring card games or tamagotchi styled puppets to the crowds. All geeky Otakus will love it, I will wait for further improvements. But, enough shit […]

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Pimp up your beloved ones

Samsung announced their latest model in the L series, called L310W. Of course, I’m not here to write ads for them, but they integrated a small feature (you would probably never use or switch off because it’s annoying all the time): beauty shot! It will automatically detect faces and put virtual powder on their pimpled skins. Again, this is evidence […]

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Get your cellphone with location-based AR services

Students from my alma mater put together a promising prototype to show how augmented reality works in conjunction with the Android API (you know, that google cellphone thing). Their location-based tool might let you augment your handheld-video-view with city annotations, road marks, waypoints and lets you find your favorite apple store or to pinpoint your pals in the city’s districts. […]

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Chasing spacecrafts with your car

The CARCADE guys did a pretty cool demo of an augmented reality game. The concept: while driving your car down the road you will see a spacecraft in the streets (when the tech is ready eventually projected to your car window) and steer it. The coolest part: the skyline of the city will collide with it (i.e. computer vision and […]

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Jesus goes AR

At the Saint Elisabeth church in Paris the team “VIDA” from the Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences did a pretty neat demonstration of augmented reality – real-time visualising sounds from that huge organ. People! AR is flooding over society more and more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IGakj4kofk The video could need some editing, though. If you don’t have time jump to […]

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Hacked Reality on the loose

A cool new weird spicy kind-of-augmented reality application comes from a Berlin artist called Julius von Bismarck: he hacks your reality when taking a picture. For you unnoticed at first, it will reveal your screwed up sweet spot touristic shot only once you take a look at your frame! Check out his website and see the video and description for […]

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The better EyeToy for your PC?!

Cam-Trax has released a video for their camspace project. They do real-time 2D tracking of arbitrary objects using off the shelf webcams. The quality looks pretty stable and even the fastest movements (throwing a rod through air, flipping it) won’t kill the tracking. Take a peek look at the game demos (AR Pong, etc.) and wait like me for the […]

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AR Musicproduction

All documentation to the Augmented Reality Music Production project (by Daniel Hienert) are now online as well! Play augmented drums on a stereo projection screen and use AR technology to compose music, play instruments, mix up your tracks and replay midi files to learn by watching and doing… Check out the media section and the videos in Project: AR Musicproduction […]

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