One of the real value so the NMC conference is getting your hands on some of the emerging technologies. A pre-conference workshop at the recent NMC meeting in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA, USA, a number of cool tools for 3D augmented reality were presented. I wanted to jot down a quick list of those that I thought were worth checking out and notes from my attendance at the session.
It was given by Craig Kapp (College of New Jersey) who did a terrific job.
Whisper Deck – a 3D search engine representing search results in augmented reality
Cellular automata – visualising the rules for these cellular automata
AR Sights can visualise any of the objects in the Google Sketchup Library
Brain Scans – Medical visualisation – Arcane Technologies making brain PET
BookHouse 2010 – 3D visualisations for childrens’ books.
Augtopia – Scott Wayne Indiana & Nien Lam, 2010 –
Ogmento, 2010 – iPhone app – working on app that helps kids learn to sell “Put a Spell”.
Do Crew, 2010 – building interactive kids games where having the kids become the controller of the game.
Virtual Costumes – Kapp & Quintanan, 2009,
ZooBurst – Augmented Reality Storytelling (Kapp, 2010) – wanted to give kids an authoring environment for 3D reality content, not just consume them.
YouTube Channel – craigkapp
AR Commerce (Zugara & Rich Relevance,2009)
Augmented Reality Legos – hold the box of the lego brick set and it shows what the kit builds in 3D (Metaio, 2010)
AR Music Videos – entire video encapsulated on a marker that you can directly engage with it.
Mobile Augmented Reality – Nearest Subway.
NYC Subway Finder, 2009 – AR app for the iPhone
Wikitude World Browser – real world info delivered by Wikipedia (2009)
Layar – mobile phone app for Android and iPhone (?) Can geo-reference things in one place onto another. E.g., the colosium in Athens can be represented in augmented reality in a playing field on your campus or school.
Christopher Manzione, 2010 Virtual Public Art Project – one use; preserve a sculpture show from a museum to be able to virtually see it
Virtual public art archive is world-wide
Celeste – overlays the planets and projects the path they travel over time so you can move your view
Tagwhat – lets you document what you are seeing the real world.
Google Maps – lets you build layers
Independence Navigator – AR experience with Independence Park in Philadelphia. Lets you collect things you found interesting in a museum tour back to your email, with all the content that you would have seen and heard.
Spec Trek – Mobile AR Gaming – Ghost buster application.
The Future? – It’s at least in the merging of marketing and AR.
Displays – becoming contact lenses or simply built into cool sunglasses
There you go.
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