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Google unveils $1,500 Project Glass Explorer Edition, takes pre-orders for 2013 only at Google I/O

We've been wondering when non-Googlers could get their hands on Project Glass in earnest, and now we know: the company is opening up pre-orders for Glass Explorer Edition, a developer version of its heads-up display glasses.

How much it's changed from the prototypes isn't yet known, but Google has said that it's been steadily working on refining the hardware along with the software. Sadly, the first crack at thewearable technology isn't coming to the broader masses just yet. Orders are only available to Google I/Oattendees, and they cost a pretty hefty $1,500 for their release sometime next year.

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 News on AR
Street Museum application for Noord-Holland
April 8, 2013

The province Noord-Holland believes that they have made cultural heritage available to the greater public with their Street Museum app. Images of times gone-by are visualised at different location in seven regions (Alkmaar and surrounding areas, Amsterdam, Den Helder, Het Gooi region, Hoorn and the Zaanstreek).

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The near-future of AR
April 3, 2013

Writer Tim Maughan wrote Paintwork, a collection of short science-fiction stories. Recently he made a short film with the same name.

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More room for art with AR
March 19, 2013

The exhibition Gimme More ran from 21 February till 2 March 2013 at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York. The idea behind the exhibition was the way in which AR artworks highlights the relationship between physical and virtual reality.

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Steve Mann’s article on headsets and recent developments
March 12, 2013

He is often referred to as the “father of wearable computing,” Steve Mann. The Canadian researcher and inventor has over 35 years of experience in researching the various ways to add digital layers of information onto the physical world.

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3D printing: bigger than the Internet?
March 11, 2013

Could 3D printing possibly surpass the role the Internet plays in our lives?

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A 3D sculpting pen
March 5, 2013

The American company WobbleWorks has developed a pen, the 3Doodler, which allows you to draw in three dimensions!

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Headset Madness: What Kind of Headset Person Are You?
March 4, 2013

So many headsets, too much to choose from. Why not try an AR-headset then?

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Mobile AR Event in Las Vegas
May 21, 2013

The Mobile Augmented Reality event will explore one of the most exciting aspects in mobile technology and promises to be a truly extraordinary opportunity for developers, artists, brands, agencies and industry. The Mobile Augmented Reality Conference is now part of The App Summit at International CTIA which will be held on 21 May 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Europeana
February 21, 2013

Europeana gathers content from over 2,200 providers (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and audiovisual collections), via a range of aggregation initiatives and projects.

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An AR advertising campaign for Coca-Cola and the WWF from Appshaker
February 19, 2013

The digital creative agency Appshaker creates advertising campaigns for well-known companies such as Coca-Cola and the BBC; and they often use AR to that effect.

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An AR interior design app from Decolabs and twnkls
February 19, 2013

Is it difficult to picture how that chair from an interior design catalogue will look in your living room? With the AR app from Decolabs and twnkls users no longer need to picture it in their minds; they can decorate their homes with furniture from catalogues linked to the app.

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Gesture based controls with Omek Grasp
Februari 12, 2013

With Grasp users’ hand and finger movements are tracked and mapped. As a result, an interface can be controlled by way of hand gestures.

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Increased immersion in a game world with IllumiRoom
February 12, 2013

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system developed by Microsoft Research which projects images in the space surrounding a television.

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A solo exhibition financed by Kickstarter
February 12, 2013

‘Famous New Media Artist’ Jeremy Bailey was funded by crowdfunding website Kickstarter. In this project Bailey will 'paint' portraits with AR.

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McDonald’s launches ingredient tracking app
January 30, 2013

McDonald’s has launched an app that allows users to track the origins of the ingredients in the food they’ve purchased.

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A 3D printed house
January 28, 2013

Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars from Universe Architects in Amsterdam has designed a house which will be partially constructed from pieces printed out on a 3D-printer!

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Interactive floors
January 27, 2013

Floor projection, to stimulate activity of children.

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The 7th sense
January 24, 2013

The 7th sense

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An internship position at Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven
January 21, 2013

Medialab Baltan Laboratories, housed in the renowned Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, is looking for an intern!

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Computerhistory
January 16, 2013

Computerhistory's website shows developments of many items and tools. From analogue computers to 'the mouse' as an example of human-computer interaction and computer art.

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Design, technology and 3D printing
January 15, 2013

Dutch company Shapeways specialises in 3D printing and gives some more insight into the potential of this technology for the creative industry.

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The Big Internet Museum
December 20, 2012

Internet history in clear word and image.

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TED talk Aurasma
December 17, 2012

Matt Mills from the start-up company Aurasma presented their AR application at TED. At the heart of the talk is the idea of an ‘aura’ which comes to light by linking digital content with something physical; for example, by visualising information about an object.

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Contact lenses with a display
December 17, 2012

Belgian scientists have successfully developed a LCD display for contact lenses, but this technological advancement is currently still in its start-up phase.

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True Hologram
December 13, 2012

Truehologram is a lens-based and self-invented device that projects a photorealistic volume in a column of cold mist.

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An AR display for cars
December 10, 2012

On The Wall Street Journal’s website the article “A Computer for Your Car’s Windshield” gives some insight into car manufacturers’ research on the practical application of AR. The idea is that manufacturers such as General Motors and Daimler will project relevant information onto a car’s windshield.

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Glasses showing subtitles 'live'
December 6, 2012

A research project conducted at Leiden University has been underway to produce glasses which will aid the hearing-impaired by displaying subtitles in real-time: SpraakZien (roughly translated as SeeingSpeech).

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Beamlab #27: Amsterdam all lit up
December 4, 2012

Pakhuis de Zwijger has planned Beamlab #27 on Wednesday December 19 and during this event the capital will briefly be ‘illuminated’ a couple of days before Christmas.

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Snibbe interactive
November 30, 2012

An interesting example of interactivity in museums with Snibbe Interactive. Create a "do-not-touch-free zone" for your visitors by engaging their senses of wonder and whimsy with an interactive exhibit themed to a specific museum for instance.

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Competition on the AR glasses front
November 27, 2012

Google’s is not the only software giant ready to jump on board of the AR glasses bandwagon.

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Remixing artworks at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
November 14, 2012

After having undergone lengthy renovation works, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will be reopened in April 2013. The museum has not only digitized its collection; with Rijksstudio, the museum enables visitors to tap into their own creativity by ‘remixing’ artworks by Rembrandt for example.

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DanKam - Augmenting colour blindness
November 12, 2012

The Augmented Reality smartphone app DanKam might be a useful tool for people who suffer from red-green colour blindness.

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Alpha Lyrea - Illuminating fashion
November 5, 2012

Fabric’s limitations are addressed in a fashion collection which incorporates electro-luminescent technology.

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The many faces of AR
October 31, 2012

Last year Google launched Project Glass, a vision of the future of AR. The company has not limited itself to that type of AR, however, and has also developed a ‘soft’ version; Google FieldTrip.

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What AR has on offer
October 26, 2012

Can AR change our lives?

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DSLE - An immersive audio-visual environment
October 18, 2012

Sound, space and light are important characteristics of Edwin van der Heide's project, DSLE.

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Digital LSD
October 18, 2012

The Wearable is a project which incorporates AR to let users experience psychosis.

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Nerds on Stage
Youth Festival on Art & Technology

Saturday October 20, 2012 Nerds on Stage: Schouwburg, Rotterdam.

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Lieven van Velthoven - Virtual Growth
October 10, 2012

Watch how a digital layer seems to ‘grow’ in a living room and over moving objects.

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AR gone wild
October 9, 2012

The filmmakers of Sight present their vision of the future of AR. Creepy...

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Changing London’s urban soundscape in real-time
October 8, 2012

Are the city's noises driving you crazy? Those days are over with Make the City Sound Better.

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It never rains, it pours
October 8, 2012

How to stay dry while rain pours down at the Barbican Centre in London.

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Want to try AR on your smartphone?
October 2, 2012

Try this!

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Extending the amount of time visitors spend viewing art in De Kunsthal
October 1, 2012

A recently opened exhibition in De Kunsthal in Rotterdam encourages visitors to spend more time and to take a good look at the artworks on display.

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AR23D's AR apps
October 1, 2012

Shoot down bugs and mosquitoes or link 3D ojects to GPS coordinates with AR apps from AR23D.

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Brilliant after Breakfast – Paint Job
September 26, 2012

Graffiti in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Quest Visual – World Lens
September 26, 2012

Translating text in the flash of camera.

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Keiichi Matsuda – Augmented (Hyper) Reality: Domestic Robocop
September 26, 2012

What could happen when AR is taken a step too far.

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Grosse8 / Lichtfront – Augmented Sculpture
September 26, 2012

Augmented Sculpture: an installation which highlights changing realities.

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MoMA NYC – Uninvited Augmented Reality Art Exhibition
September 26, 2012

An AR art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010.

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Google's Project Glass gets some more details

Google's Project Glass has been one of the most anticipated and hyped projects to come out of Google in quite some time. After a rather epic demo the company finally gave us a slightly deeper look at the wearable computer of our (supposed) future. Inside is the usual set of components you'd expect inside any mobile phone. There's a "powerful" CPU and "lots" of RAM (though, there was no mention of specifics) alongside an accelerometer, gyroscope and wireless radios for pulling in data. There's a mic for voice commands, a speaker and a camera, which can also be controlled by the touchpad that lines the side of the wearable device. All of those components sit off to one side, though Google says they're still well-balanced and actually lighter than some pairs of sunglasses. The tiny transparent display doesn't actually sit directly in front of your eye. It's slightly above your line of vision, so that it shouldn't interfere with your normal life.

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E3: Playstation gets augmented reality Harry Potter book

Sony has unveiled Wonderbook - an augmented reality product for its Playstation 3 games console.

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Vuzix develops super thin and super light weighted eye-wear
There are yet no official images of their latest developments

On the AR-Summit in London, June 13, 2012, the newest proto type was showed , but the formal release has yet to come.

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Also Canon releases its new eye wear model
Big players are releasing all kind of solutions for eye-wear

This short blog-post give us a first image of their eye-wear. An important difference between the various types is if the eye-wear is optical see-through or video see-through. This means one perceives the real world directly with your own eyes, or the real world is captured by video and mixed with the virtual content.

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Legal issues on Augmented Reality
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With the increasing use of augmented reality, we also see a rise of legal issues. Below a blog thats elaborates this.

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Audio 3D

Another month, another augmented reality-related patent. And this time it is Microsoft’s turn again. If an augmented reality HUD is already a thing of the past (in terms of patent applications), the tech giant refocused their energy on what every AR experience should also have: a high quality 3D surround sound system.

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Samsung does some awesome face projection to push Galaxy Y Duos (video)

So, imagine that you're Samsung, and you're looking to promote your double-SIMed Galaxy Y Duos smartphone. How to go about it? How about performing a cool light show on some dude's face? That's the approach of this spot brought to you by the Portugal wing of the hardware maker. The model in question reportedly had to sit still for "up to" three hours straight as his face and upper body were used as a canvas for the same sort of video mapping we've seen applied to the sides of buildings. The result is a little strange, a bit spooky and generally awesome, even if your Portuguese is a bit rusty. Check out the video after the break.

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All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures

Viewer’s movement and expressions are mimicked by an animal’s head which is overlaid on the viewer’s reflection. The resulting effect invites inquiry into issues of self-awareness, empathy and non-verbal communication.

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Microsoft toont 'augmented reality'-spiegel met Windows Phone
(dutch only)

Microsoft heeft op zijn jaarlijkse TechForum-event een augmentend reality-spiegel getoond. Hierbij is onder meer gebruikgemaakt van een Kinect-sensor, een lichtdoorlatende spiegel en een lcd. Ook kan een smartphone gebruikt worden.

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Google Hiring Augmented-Reality Experts Amid Rumors of HUD Glasses

As rumors swirl around Google’s plans to announce head-up display glasses by the end of the year, the company has quietly begun advertising for a designer and engineer responsible for augmented-reality mapping.

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QR-Code Ministeck Workshop

'Steck' together your own readable QR-code! In this workshop you'll learn what QR-codes are, how they work, how they're used and most importantly, how you can make one in a fun analogue way. Since we are always trying to make connections between the online- and offline world, we found yet another nice way to connect the digital with the analogue. Try the QR Codes with the scanner on your mobile phone, and see for yourself that they really work.

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(Dutch only) DUS Architects bouwt kamerprintmachine
Febr. 29, 2012

Tijdens een feest met 3D-geprinte champagneglazen heeft DUS Architects afgelopen zaterdag het project KamerMaker gelanceerd. Het architectenbureau gaat het komend half jaar een machine bouwen die kleine kamers en gebouwdelen kan printen. “We willen 3D-printen toegankelijk maken voor een groot publiek”, zegt Hedwig Heinsman van DUS.

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ISMAR 2012
11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality

Call for participation for the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2012): the symposium will be heldon Nov. 5 - 8, 2012 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA. We invite you all to participate in this great event for the exchange of new ideas in this exciting field!

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Google komt eind 2012 met augmented reality-bril

Google werkt aan een zogenoemde 'augmented reality-bril'; een op Android draaiende bril die virtueel informatie toevoegt. Dit toestel zou eind dit jaar uitkomen.

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Project Paperclip
February, 12, 2012

Project Paperclip is the first photographic exhibition to use Augmented Reality. The concept belongs to the Portuguese creative Nuno Serrão, and by including the auditory canal, it tries to transport visitors to a state that gives them a more profound interpretation of the photographs.

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Speelgoed met augmented reality

Suwappu is een speelgoedfiguurtje dat door zijn vorm wordt herkend door je mobiele telefoon.

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Experiment/mashup of some openframeworks projects

Top video is broken up into squares based on depth. Contours and blobs are simplified into Box2d lines and deflect boxes. Finger tracking adds attraction points for the boxes to move to.

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Vuforia: Qualcom's Augmented Reality Platform

Qualcomm unveiled their new branding for its augmented reality platform: Vuforia.

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Europe's big conference on social & digital media for the museum sector
December, 2011

Museum Next Barcelona 2012 23-25 mei, 2012

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On TED: Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic
December, 2011

Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic

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View all stories Winner HeadsUP! data visualization competition announced
December, 2011

Richard Vijgen, from the Netherlands was awarded for his beautiful visualization of 'Seasonal and Longterm Changes in Groundwater Levels'.

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Goethe-Institut Second Life Artist in Residence
December, 2011

Augmented Reality Art Artworks are on permanent display unless noted otherwise. To see them, you need to have installed the free Layar app on a smartphone (Android, or iPhone 3GS & higher), go to the artworks' locations, and then search for their names. See respective webpages for each exhibit for detailed instructions on locations and search terms.

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8 Ways thé Iphone brings us to different words wit augmented reality
December, 2011

The App Store is littered with augmented reality apps, and it’s with good reason. The idea of projecting a virtual world into our everyday lives feels magical to almost anyone. Couple this with the ease of Apple’s app store and it’s no wonder this genera of apps has been selling like hotcakes.

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We contact our American sister AR Lab!
December, 2011



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Augmented reality goes beyond gimmicks for business
December, 2011

The people at Lynx cannot help but be pleased with the success of their latest deodorant.

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“Developing Apps for iOS 5″ is a New Free Online Class from Stanford University
November, 2011

Stanford University’s School of Engineering has released full HD videos and slides of their Fall 2011 “Developing Apps for iOS” course. The lectures and lessons for CS193P are focused on iOS 5 and downloadable for free from iTunes University, offering a great look at beginning iOS development through the eyes of a world class engineering school.

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Deliver your message right into the core of the financial system.
November, 2011

Use the "Layar Vision" augmented reality app to spread your message on dollar bills worldwide.

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Toys with augmented reality
October, 2011

Suwappu is een speelgoedfiguurtje dat door zijn vorm wordt herkend door je mobiele telefoon.

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Vijftig jaar Nederlandse media- en techologische kunst op STRP
November, 2011

Voor de vijfde keer vindt in het oude Strijp-S gebouw van Philips het kunst- en technologiefestival STRP plaats. Bij de expositie kun je onder andere genieten van vijftig jaar Nederlandse media- en technologische kunst.

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Slimme robot rukt op
November, 2011

Over een jaar of tien lopen er intelligente robots rond die actief mensen kunnen helpen. De simpele taken die robots op dit moment nog doen, zullen volledig omgegooid worden. Dat verwacht Roboticaprofessor Pieter Jonker van TU Delft.

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Tracking Your Fingers with the Wiimote
November, 2011

Using an LED array and some reflective tape, you can use the infrared camera in the Wii remote to track objects, like your fingers, in 2D space.

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insideAR conference
October, 2011

There were demonstrations of new cool AR stuff, like the Head Mounted Displays (HMD) of Vuzix and Sony, car exterior and interior tracking, an augmented city and the Lego-in-store AR concept.

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3D scan experiment in the KABK by Martin Sjardijn
October, 2011

The portrait of AnneB

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real time face recognition and tracking technology by Arturo Castro
October, 2011

Amazing Realtime Face Recognition and Tracking Technology!

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"ik print wel even een vaas" Ine Poppe in NRC of 29-9-2011
September, 2011

Article in Dutch paper

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3D print festival in Eindhoven
October, 2011

3D printing event 2011 Tuesday 25 october 2011, during the Dutch Design Week In: Seats2Meet, Strijp S in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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Fashion and AR
October, 2011

An interesting article from The New York Times about the way AR is infiltrating the world of fashion.

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Sixth Sense
September, 2011

'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

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Proof of Concept as3 AR Papervision Green Screen
September, 2011

Testing a combination of Flash as3 Augmented Reality, Papervision3d and Real Time Chroma keying

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Augmented Reality App Could Save Librarians Hours
September, 2011

If you've ever worked in a library, you're familiar with the drudgery of shelf reading. That's the process of verifying that all the books on a shelf are in the right order, based on their call numbers. Books get out of order fairly easily, when they're taken off the shelf and examined, for example, or when they're just stuck in the wrong place. Miami University's Augmented Reality Research Group (MU ARRG! - that exclamation point, I confess, is my addition), led by Professor Bo Brinkman, has developed an Android app that could save librarians a lot of time and hassle. Using the Android's camera, the app "reads" a bookshelf, and with an AR overlay, quickly flags those books that are misplaced. It will also point to the correct place on the bookshelf so the book can easily be re-shelved correctly.

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First stamp in the world with Augmented Reality (AR).
September, 2011

TNT Post and the Dutch Architecture Institute (NAI) presented the first stamp in the world with Augmented Reality (AR).

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Film The Journey of Holger the Dane
September, 2011

According to the legend, Holger the Dane is sleeping in the casemates below Kronborg Castle and will only wake up if enemies threaten the Danish nation. But what happened to Holger the Dane before he fell asleep?

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SnapShop Showroom for Iphone
September, 2011

Visualize furniture in your own home using augmented reality. SnapShop gives you confidence that a sofa or chair looks great in your living room before you buy. Whether you're looking for a new couch, or just having fun coming up with ideas for a future remodel, SnapShop is the perfect tool to imagine how it might look and get feedback from friends.

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Sander Veenhof in beeldenstorm brochure
September, 2011

Er zijn geen landgrenzen muren en beperkingen meer.

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Layar Vision
September, 2011

Augmented reality leader Layar just took its system to a whole new level by installing a real-world object recognition protocol that's a little like Google's Goggles. In one swoop it may have turned AR apps from intriguing, inspiring, and occasionally useful toys into serious tools for information discovery and, of course, advertising. Let's call it hacking the real world.

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AR and Kinect
September, 2011

Ideas to stand out in the crowd and to create awareness. To do things differently than other brands or competitors in your field. Gotanidea wants to put you on the map. With stunning social media and augmented reality concepts and original on- and offline campaigns.

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IFA: Sony brengt virtual reality-helm met oled-displays en 3d uit
August, 2011

Sony heeft een virtual reality-helm aangekondigd die is voorzien van twee oled-displays van 0,7". De HMZ-T1 kan de gebruiker 2d- en 3d-beelden tonen en virtueel surroundgeluid doorgeven. De helm zou ook op de Europese markt uitkomen.

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Cultural Heritage in 3D
July, 2011

Cultural Heritage is being digitalised by scanning. An article in the Dutch magazine 'Science in Image' of June 2011, describes a huge project, named CyArk. The goal of the project is to scan cultural heritage sites and monuments. Very special: in this project the statues of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) are also being scanned. These models are used for restaurations and for virtual 'visits' to the past.

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Name the new EU Research and Innovation Programme
June 17, 2011

Have your say! What would you prefer? The shortlisted names are: DISCOVER 2020 or HORIZON 2020 or IMAGINE 2020. Think about that...What would the AR Lab choose?

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Launch of String software
June 16, 2011

During the AR Summit, String software launched its new software. They showed some interesting demonstrations.

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AR Summit London
June 16, 2011

The AR Summit: a UK conference designed to bring together the leading AR technology providers and earlier adopters of AR to share their experiences and successes though keynote presentations, discussion panels, case studies, Q&A alongside interactive and eye opening demonstrations.

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Sony Eyepet
June, 13, 2011

Sony gives a good augmented reality show with this virtual pet...

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Mobile augmented reality for the Blind or Visually Impaired
June, 9, 2011

The vOICe for Android application adds a sonic augmented reality overlay to the live camera view in real-time, thereby giving even completely blind people live and detailed information about their visual environment which they would otherwise not perceive. It may also serve as an interactive mobile learning app for teaching visual concepts to blind children. The vOICe for Android is a universal translator for mapping images to sounds.

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Stereoscopic Vision for the Blind or Visually Impaired
June, 9, 2011

This page discusses how The vOICe technology supports binocular vision with suitable stereoscopic camera hardware. In orientation and mobility applications for blind users, the orientation component is supported well by the standard single camera setup, but the mobility component can benefit from better depth and distance perception in order to detect nearby objects and obstacles. Binocular vision makes this possible, and will thus further enhance the applicability and versatility of The vOICe as an ETA (Electronic Travel Aid) for the blind in addition to its general vision substitution and synthetic vision features that realize augmented reality for the blind.

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NAVI – Navigational Aids for the Blind or Visually Impaired, with Kinect.
June, 9, 2011

In the course “Blended Interaction”, Master’s students Michael Zöllner and Stephan Huber from Konstanz University /Universität (Germany)have been working on a very different approach to use the Microsoft Kinect. Since we liked their project so much and their helmet-mounted Kinect is such an eye-catcher (check out the video! J), we asked them to write about it for our blog. Here is what they wrote:

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LookTel Money Reader for the Blind or Visually Impaired
June, 9, 2011

LookTel Money Reader instantly recognizes US currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people with visual impairments or blindness to quickly and easily identify and count bills. Simply point your iPhone's camera at any US bill and the application will tell you the denomination in real-time. It supports $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills.

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Digital Billboard: McDonald’s Turn Another Digital Billboard Into A Game To Win Free Food. This Time Using Mobile Web.
June, 9, 2011

You might remember the last McDonald’s interactive billboard campaign done in exactly the same spot last year. Well this time they’ve taken advantage of the advancement in mobile web (on some phones) to control a game of Pong on the billboard. If you manage to last 30 seconds against the computer, you win free food in the nearest McDonald’s restuarant nom nom nom.

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AR als educational tool in Museums
June, 3, 2011

The Dales Countryside Museum bringing exhibts alive with childrens resources on the Sony PSP.

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Augmented Reality Interface Exploits Human Nervous System, by Christopher Mims
May, 31, 2011

Systems that keep information simplified until we focus on it are the AR equivalent of application switching

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Urbanscreen movies
May, 31, 2011

Check the website!

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YouTube 3D Player Test
May, 31, 2011

Testing out YouTube's 3D player

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(Dutch) Lezing Pieter Jonker: Bestaat het vak Grafisch Ontwerpen over 10 jaar nog?
May, 22, 2011

Lezing Pieter Jonker in Theater Zeebelt, Den Haag, in het kader van het symposium over de toekomst van grafisch ontwerpen. De sheets van de lezing zijn hieronder te zien.

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Popcode comes to iOS
May, 2011

We've just made available version 0.8.5 of Popcode. The big news is that Popcode is now available on Apple iOS 4 devices! It will work on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (4th generation).

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Popcode at the University of Cambridge Science Festival
May, 2011

We've been working with the team organising the Science Festival at the University of Cambridge to bring the front cover of their programme to life using Popcode. Take a look at the University's news coverage here, check out their video from YouTube below, or visit the Science Festival Popcode page to view it with Popcode on your phone.

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Database Virtual art and more
May 2011

Database Virtual art and database graphic art

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(Dutch) Symposium: 'Bestaat het vak Grafisch ontwerpen over 10 jaar nog?'
May, 21-22, 2011

Bestaat het vak Grafisch ontwerpen over 10 jaar nog? Deze vraag was het uitgangspunt voor het symposium op 21 en 22 mei in Zeebelt in Den Haag, georganiseerd door Zeebelt in samenwerking met Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten. Wil het vak zich staande houden, dan is het tijd voor actie. Digitale ontwikkelingen volgen elkaar in rap tempo op, programmeurs slaan aan het ‘ontwerpen’ en kennis verouderd sneller dan ooit. Daarom verlangt het huidige tijdsgewricht een nieuwe houding van de grafisch ontwerper.

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Is dit Augmented Reality?! (dutch)
May, 2011

Maak van je huis thuis met Hom3decorator. Deze unieke tool zet een foto van je woonkamer om in een 3D interactieve woonkamer. Die je kunt inrichten. Zo vaak als je maar wilt. Hoe je maar wilt.

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ARE2011 – The Augmented Reality Event by Brian Wassom
May 2011

Apologies for not having posted substantive content this week. I spent most of the week in Santa Clara, California attending the second annual Augmented Reality Event. ARE2011 was a fantastic gathering of nearly all the active players in the entire AR industry, from the humblest startup to giants like Microsoft and Qualcomm. It featured dozens of speakers and an exhibit hall jam-packed with mind-blowing demonstrations of what’s to come.

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Augmented Reality demo for architects and projectdevelopers
April 2011

Augmented Reality demo for architects and project developers. Just as the AR Lab did a few years ago, we see nice video's on You Tube concerning project development.

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Augmented Reality Tattoos and Copyright Law by Brian Wassom
May 8, 2011

Share This! Augmented Reality Tattoos and Copyright Law May 8, 2011 in Augmented Reality, IP with 1 Comment Two completely unrelated stories broke in the past week that, when considered together, raise interesting questions for the augmented reality industry. (Just the sort of serendipity for which the blogosphere is designed!) The first was the news that the artist behind Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo had filed a copyright infringement suit against Warner Brothers for replicating the tattoo on one of the characters in the upcoming movie, “The Hangover Part 2.” And the guys at Freakonomics have opined that “he has a pretty good legal claim.”

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Interview with Bruce Sterling
may 6, 2011

Interview with Bruce Sterling: Augmented Reality and Transitioning out of the Old-Fashioned “Legacy Internet”

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Augmented reality goes beyond gimmicks for business
May 2, 2011

AR Angels in London station! The people at Lynx cannot help but be pleased with the success of their latest campaign.

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Be your own souvenir (3D printing Barcelona)
april 2011

“Take a picture; it’ll last longer.” Many times has that bit of sarcasm been directed at people who stare just a little too long. But suppose the guy is staring because he’s taking your picture? Text: Brian Wassom.

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Projection Mapping, AR, and Architectural Copyrights by Brian Wassom
April 28, 2011

A column of Brian Wassom, concerning projection mapping on buildings.

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Update AR video overview
April 2011

Overview of all kinds of AR video's by Got an Idea

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Board Layar on future AR (DUTCH)
maart 2011

Claire Boonstra (Layar) over de toekomst van augmented reality

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Handy AR: Markerless Inspection of Augmented Reality Objects Using Fingertip Tracking
April, 2011

Overview The Handy AR presents a vision-based user interface that tracks a user's outstretched hand to use it as the reference pattern for augmented reality (AR) inspection, providing a 6-DOF camera pose estimation from the tracked fingertip configuration. A hand pose model is constructed in a one-time calibration step by measuring the fingertip positions relative to each other in presence of ground-truth scale information. Through frame-by-frame reconstruction of the camera pose relative to the hand, we can stabilize 3D graphics annotations on top of the hand, allowing the user to inspect such virtual objects conveniently from different viewing angles in AR.

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Augmenting User Models with Real World Experiences to Enhance Personalization and Adaptation
April, 2011

About The digital world, i.e. our interaction with computer systems, becomes more and more connected with the physical world, i.e. our real-world activities and experiences. This changes the way we use technologies and opens up new opportunities for personalization and adaptation. People blog, post, chat, comment, tweet about things that matter to them: what they had for dinner, what their job activities were, what they thought about a particular television broadcast, et cetera. People share content about their activities, e.g. pictures taken at a concert, videos of business meetings, reports on business trips, personal stories. This abundant digital information stream has become an important backchannel in our daily lives. We constantly create digital traces about our experiences, which can be invaluable source for personalization.

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3D viewer for iPhone
April 13, 2011

Hasbro just launched a new product that will turn iPhones into 3D viewers.

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Glasses-free 3D display with iPad
April 13, 2011

Glasses-free 3D visualization is possible on the iPhone and iPad with a to-be-released application designed by french engineers of the laboratory of informatics of Grenoble. In the technology, the position of the user's head is tracked with the device's front-facing camera, creating a convincing 3D effect that alters the viewer's change in perspective.

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Design for download
April 12, 2011

During the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2011, Droog will present furniture and accessories designed for download by EventArchitectuur and Minale-Maeda, including CNC cut tables, cupboards, desks, side tables, shelves, couches and 3D printed electrical outlets, flowers and charms.

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3D or 2D "icons" : Can you make them?
April 2011

We are looking for a student who can make some clear and intelligent icons to identify a certain exotic place like Hong Kong or Honolulu.

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Augmented Education
April 5, 2011

Combining technology and education: a whole world to explore.

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Call for projects Modeling and Design Workshop

Strate College invites projects to the call connected with the Cumulus Conference Crossing Talents! Transversality in Design in May 2011.

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Visitor from Bradford College, UK
March 1,2 and 3 2011

This week Brian Hindmarch , lecturer of Bradford College, School of Arts and Media, UK, visited the AR Lab.

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Vistors from Master Film and Photographic Studies
March 4, 2011

Today Master students from Film and Photographic Studies visited the AR Lab. One of the topics was the connections and the contrasts of Augmented Reality and Photography. We also had Bas Vroege from Paradox as a guest.

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Nikkei Electronics Teardown Squad
February 18, 2011

[3DS Teardown (1)] Looking Into 3D Display

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AR Overview
February 18, 2011

A great overview of a lot of AR projects.

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AR is a 732 million dollar market
February 14, 2011

Augmented Vision at mobile world congress 2011

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AR Headset design
September 2010 - February 2011

The Cool Industry class of Post Graduate Course Industrial Design, with teachers Alfred van Elk and Niels Mulder demonstrated their final concepts and products to a delegation of TU-Delft.

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online!
February 7, 2011

Yesterday evening we launched our new website. We are proud of our new looks! We will use the logo in our communication every where. Did you see the news categories?

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Featuring our headset in a remarkable context
January 27, 2011

Featuring our headset in a remarkable context.. see slide 5.

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Our virtual 'follow me' dogs
January 26, 2011

Our virtual 'follow me' dogs for the Open Day are based upon this one ( and his brother).

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Palm Top Theatre
January 21, 2011

Palm Top Theatre.

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Rumours about launching a fully 3D iPod Touch.
January 20, 2011

Rumours about launching a fully 3D iPod Touch.

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Ronald Poelman made a very good overview of current headsets
January 12, 2011

Ronald Poelman made a very good overview of current headsets.

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New HMD of SONY
January 11, 2011

New HMD of SONY

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Links 2
January 10, 2011

Links

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Links
December 9, 2010

Links

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Carl Zeiss Cinemizer
December 12, 2010

Carl Zeiss Cinemizer 3D Plus glasses get OLED infusion, still no attention

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Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED
November 10, 2010

Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED

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Hasbro unveils
November 9, 2010

Hasbro unveils device that promises 3-D on iPod

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AR-Troops
February 2011

AR-Troops: We still are looking for students who wish to form a group of market-researchers.

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