Introduction

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This entry is part 3 in the series An Opus to AR

This entry is part 3 in the series An Opus to ARAugmented Reality (AR) is a theme of computer research which deals with a combination of real world and computer generated data. AR is just one version of a Mixed Reality (MR) technology, where digital and real elements are mixed to create meaning. In essence AR is any live image … Read More

Abstract

This entry is part 2 in the series An Opus to AR

This entry is part 2 in the series An Opus to ARThis series addresses the development and emergence of a new media technology known as Augmented Reality. I hold the view that this is a culturally significant innovation that holds implications for the user in society. My discussion reaches a depth of analysis not yet met by contemporary media theorists, … Read More

An Opus to AR – It Begins

This entry is part 1 in the series An Opus to AR

This entry is part 1 in the series An Opus to ARHere it goes. The first entry of my grand opus on Augmented Reality, and why I think it will be the most impacting new media form we have had since the rise of the Internet. I will serialise a total of 10,000 words, hyperlinked where appropriate, and with illustrations … Read More

How I Feel About AR Right Now

I found this video clip which does well to sum up my current opinion on marker-based Augmented Reality, which seems to be breaking into the mainstream via desktop applications and fixed webcams: Me too (doing some AR stuff)! from Anatoly Zenkov on Vimeo. You’ve seen it around the office – someone prints out a marker and everyone huddles around the … Read More

Microsoft’s Vision for the Future

Microsoft have released a new video suggesting they seek to reposition themselves over the next decade. I think they are on to something: Their vision for the future is evidently very ambitious, but I believe that if anyone can pull this off, it’s them. Microsoft’s approach has always been to create user experiences that are improved through exclusive use of … Read More