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Transcendenz

TweetReality is perception.  Perception is made from the sum of our experiences filtered through our current bodily state.  Augmented reality can change perception by showing you a different world than the one expected.  Yes, we can gorge ourselves on Disney … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Computer Vision

Tweet The Dangers of Computer Vision. (I thought about calling this article “The Passive and Insidious Collection of Data with Cameras” or “Should We Fear Facial Recognition?” but I think the current title gets the point across.) Computer algrorithms have reached the … Continue reading

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Two AR Links, A Review and a Bonus Video

TweetLife is random and full of amusement. Had a busy, productive week for the current novel project about Alexandria.  Added a few posts to Games Alfresco–one about a new AR RPG called Traveller and another about an interactive billboard.  Also, … Continue reading

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Etch-A-Sketch Window – Please DO Touch the Glass

TweetKinect brings the Etch-A-Sketch to any available window surface.  Nothing like playful window glass to make you feel like a kid again (even if your first instinct is to write a dirty word.) Read more at the Nordstrom blog.

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Holodeck in the Making

TweetAnother Kinect-fueled innovation from CASALA.  Me wants. Hook up a human-sized RPG and I can LARP in the safety of my own home (except for the mocking laughter of my children.)

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More AR HMD News – Laster Technologies

TweetI’ve been trying to get information from Laster Technologies on their AR glasses for about half a year.  Then today, a little video popped up on YouTube showcasing their glasses.  I don’t know much more about them other than what’s shown … Continue reading

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Mirage HMD Augmented Reality System

TweetThe HMDs are here! The HMDs are here! Okay, maybe it’s not that exciting, especially when you realize that the Mirage from Arcane Technologies is not a stylish pair of glasses or even some retro steampunk goggles outfitted with AR HMD gear.  The … Continue reading

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Total Immersion Yells, “First!” on the iPad2

TweetThere’s always that one guy who posts “First!” on every comment thread. Total Immersion gets to be the lucky bloke to put the first augmented reality app onto the iPad2. And I for one salute them. The tablets are made … Continue reading

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Metaio’s Augmented Reality Worker Support

TweetMarkerless tracking has come a long way in the last year.  The downside of this system is the custom graphics for the visual manual.  It’s hard enough writing instructions for thousands of jobs in a production facility right now.  This … Continue reading

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Watson Will Make Us Superhumans

TweetThe continued advance of computer intelligence, riding the rails of Moore’s Law, have made events like IBM’s Watson win over two champions on Jeopardy inevitable.  While thoughts of the Singularity, a future in which we cannot predict because computers will out-innovate humans, are fascinating to … Continue reading

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