AR Category Archives

on avatars

9 April 2014 | AR, Technology, Wine | No Comments

quote of the day:

In some ways, the biggest competitor to virtual reality might be a bottle of wine.

Chris Dixon, an investor at the venturecapital firm Andreessen Horowitz,
which led a $75 million investment in Oculus VR in December.

о, да!


something optimistic

13 September 2012 | AR, Art, Design | No Comments

презентация Анаб Джаин “Плоть, кровь и ДНК”:

When what might be perceived as ‘nature’ merges with with science, technology and politics, what sort of new categories of ‘things’ will be needed? And when the techniques to ‘make’ them become easier to access, who will be designing, manufacturing and distributing? Like the cyborg was to the 20th century, what will be the prototypes for this new 21st century ‘nature’?



11 September 2012 | AR, Google, Hardware, Technology | No Comments

интересное наблюдение о будущем зрения:

zigziggityzoo: It seems like Google Glass would suffer from the same problems that faced the Segway. Many want one, but fear looking dorky, so they avoid it. Plus, it’s quite pricey.

MG Siegler: I agree on both counts. I still sorta want a Segway, but there’s too much of a stigma against riding one in public now. I’m not saying that’s right — it is what it is.

и впрямь.

меня, однако, куда больше интересует другой вопрос: как скоро Google Glass станут бесплатными камерами для Google Maps, etc?


for robots

3 July 2012 | AR, Culturology, Google, Hardware, Technology | 1 Comment

метко о Google Glass:

Glass is tremendously neat, in that it takes movie scenes and active imaginations common to all of us and makes them a real thing out of plastic and metal. First person videos are a genuinely cool idea. But Google thinks that we’re all ready to walk around wearing the things. Which, you know, we aren’t. Not everyone is a somewhat eccentric data maven billionaire, too rich and lost in a world of giant ideas to care how he looks walking around all day. Are you? This presents not just a leap in technology, but in culture.

ну, и кроме того:

For many of us, a computer that’s literally sitting on our face for every waking moment sounds really socially alienating.


статья вообще чудесная, посвященная исключительно тому, понимает ли Google людей вообще?



5 April 2012 | AR, Google, Hardware, Privacy, Technology | 2 Comments

давно обсуждаемые сплетни в конце концов обрели подтверждение:

If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from “Star Trek,” don’t worry. It’s probably just a Google employee testing the company’s new augmented-reality glasses.

On Wednesday, Google gave people a clearer picture of its secret initiative called Project Glass. The glasses are the company’s first venture into wearable computing.

The glasses are not yet for sale. Google will, however, be testing them in public.

но вы же понимаете, что несмотря на замечательную идею (для фантастического романа) и чудесные визуализации, Google просто хочет стать вашими глазами — в придачу к тому, что он уже о вас знает, ищет и хранит.

добавлено: или вот, A Remix of Google’s Project Glass Video—Now With Ads.


внутренний Бэнкси

18 August 2011 | AR, Software | No Comments

случайно нашел замечательное приложение Tag Street – все для того, как говорится, чтобы улицы были чище[1]:

Street Tag is a free app that turns your iPhone into a can of spray paint. Recently launched by Channel 4, this neat application makes use of the phone’s camera mode to enable users to virtually graffiti the street in real time without fear of being arrested. Street Tag’s coolest feature is its Augmented Reality functionality, which greatly enhances the tagging experience. As soon as you’ve finished, you can showcase your work by geo-tagging your artworks via the app or Facebook, Twitter and email. Others can view your drawings in Augmented Reality at the exact place where you left them.

и краска в банке остается, и экология не страдает.

[1] — правда, вы давно уже хотели написать одно слово на соседской двери или кабинете начальника? feel free.


новые элементы

29 January 2011 | AR, Art | No Comments

манифест художников дополненной реальности:

We are breaking down the mysterious Doors of the Impossible! Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the Absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent Geolocative Presence.

очень хороший.



27 January 2011 | AR | 2 Comments

а вот и снова расширенная действительность:

A groundbreaking iPhone app launched last month as part of the opening of the Galleries of Modern London, bringing the Museum of London’s extensive art and photographic collections to the streets of the capital. Streetmuseum, developed with creative agency Brothers and Sisters, guides users to sites across London, where hidden histories of the city dramatically appear.

Over 200 sites have been picked where users can look through their iPhones and see the past emerge, locked as an overlay across the present scene. These can be viewed as ghostly alignments, or the archive images can be brought up and explored in detail, along with information about Streetmuseum’s photographs and paintings.

да и вообще с каждым разом все лучше и лучше.


необходимы очки для просмотра

9 October 2010 | AR, Art | 1 Comment

еще одна выставка локативного искусства:

On Saturday October 9th, the physical space inside the MoMA building in New York will host a virtual exhibition, based on Augmented Reality technology. The show will not be visible to regular visitors of the MoMA, but those using the “Layar Augmented Reality browser” on their iPhone or Android smartphones, will see numerous additional works on each of the floors.

я с нетерпением жду, когда все оно хлынет на улицы.



3 July 2010 | AR | No Comments

еще одно предсказание сбылось:

“The leak in your home town” is an iPhone app that lets users see the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill whenever they see a BP logo. A user simply launches the app and aims their iPhone’s camera at the nearest BP logo. What the user sees is one of the broken BP pipes coming out of the BP logo, and out of the pipe comes the oil, pluming upward.

по ссылке от автора.