When writing The Digital Sea, invisibility was one of the cool effects I thought was possible with ubiquitous augmented reality.  I didn’t expect to see tangible examples so soon.  Granted, without AR glasses, all the effects are static on the screen and only eye candy.  But what glorious eye candy Fukatsu-san makes.  The predator alien would be proud.

The second video from yummyfuture shows us how to make ghost images of furniture (or whatever you’d like to do.)

I think I could watch new Kinect video’s all day.


Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.

  • These are very cool, Tom. I wonder if you’ve seen the stuff from Johnny Lee using the Wii remotes in new and interesting ways? Here’s a link, I saw him first on a TED video where he demo’d a way to hack a wii remote into creating a virtual whiteboard
    (I love TED talks…)

    I imagine he’s tinkering with the Kinect as we speak. And there’s a rumor that my MS-working sister has sent the kids a Kinect for xmas…if you guys are in our neck of the woods this season we should set up a playdate. For the kids. lol 😉

  • Yeah, I’ve seen that wii remote thing. Lots of interesting projects before with the Wii, but the Kinect is blowing it out of the water for creative uses. Especially since it’s so hackable.

    I was tempted to get an XBox this xmas just to get the Kinect, but I couldn’t justify it just to hack it. 🙂

    If I was up in Chicago this winter, I would stop by! But I think we’re staying around St. Louis for the holidays.

    Thanks for stopping by Karen and getting any new writing done?


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