Everyone and their dog has a language training app but does everyone and their dog have an augmented reality solution that aims to teach you Chinese using clever little blocks and a webcam? No, they don’t. That’s why there are ChineseCubes. ChineseCubes are the brainchild of Rex How, the head of a major Taiwanese publishing company, Locus Publishing, and the U.S. President is Jesse Poe. The $149 kit includes a set of 40 cubes along with “command cubes.” To use the system, you can bring a command cube up to the camera and then drop a few of the language cubes. The system shows you if you’ve created a real Chinese world along with the definition. To learn Chinese you do the same but with the interactive software that runs you through drills using the cubes and shows you how to build words and sentences out of simple ideas.(via http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/21/chinesecubes-are-cubes-that-teach-you-chinese/?ncid=rss)
Virtualidades es una exposición en realidad aumentada formada por 7 instalaciones que pueden ser observadas a través de dispositivos móviles con plataforma Android ó iOS. Permaneció en la Galería Mérida en el centro histórico de la ciudad del 21 al 17 de abril de 2014.(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiW0cSw9dj4&feature=youtube_gdata)
Do you remember your childhood dream? In the Square of Aspiration, there are 20 dream windows waiting for you to explore.(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2IFJiFw9WI&feature=youtube_gdata)
With a "Dream magnifier", a latest smart phone with high-resolution camera and augmented reality (AR) technology, visitors can find themselves singing as pop stars, playing basketball as NBA players, performing surgery as doctors, even flying around as supermen ... in those miniature worlds. Not only the theme becomes alive via the special designed APP, each visitor transforms into an animated character with vivid facial expressions and body movements. During this journey, visitors can once again recall their childhood dreams and take a picture of those dreams as a digital souvenir to encourage themselves not to quit their dreams in the future!
There’s also a Pterosaurs card game designed by high school students in the museum’s Science For the Win (#scienceFTW) program. You can print out cards found online and use the app for some augmented-reality pterosaur fun.
The Pterosaurs exhibit is now open, and it runs through January 4, 2015.
In the Mary Magdalene scenario we introduced to the user an audio explanation of the piece, some general background information and a photographic overlay that showed the sculpture’s past place of residence (a church altar that was color-corrected in order to better match the lighting scheme of the room).
In the Judith scenario we connected pieces of explanatory text to the model with 3-D white lines. Supported by a particularly strong 3-D map, the experience provided a great sense of depth and space to the user without distracting from the physical object. In order to ensure that the lines were a pleasant shape and length we imported the reference point cloud into Maya before constructing the 3-D lines.(via http://augmentedblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/technical-insight-into-the-2014-dld-museum-tour/)
-The Metaio Toolbox: Easily creating 3-D tracking maps
The first step to develop the project was to visit the museum itself in order to come up with some ideas and generate our 3-D tracking maps with the Metaio Toolbox . Many of the assets would be created off-site so establishing an accurate reference that we could use back in the office was important. This was easy to do with the Metaio Toolbox, and within 2-3 attempts we had a satisfactory 3-D tracking model that we could later use in the Metaio Creator . We could also load our point-clouds into Autodesk products for designing more complicated 3-D content by extracting them as an OBJ file from the Metaio Creator.
Using a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, a data projector and simulation and visualization software (for lava and water flow), researchers have developed a futuristic sandbox that lets you build erupting volcanoes and flowing rivers in an augmented reality environment.(via http://twistedsifter.com/2014/04/futuristic-sandbox-lets-you-build-volcanoes-and-rivers/)
Back in the 19th century, Charles Caleb Colton coined the phrase ‘Imitation is the highest form of flattery,’ but he never touched on what is actually gained by the imitator. Presumably, the person being copied achieved something worth knowing. But with Ghost Glasses, you get to avoid misinterpretations and ensure that whatever it is you are trying to learn is being taught by a pro.(via http://www.psfk.com/2014/04/ghost-glasses-teaching-overlay.html#!E3Cig)
秋葉原に落ちている“初音ミクのVプリカ”を探し出すというキャンペーン「初音ミクの『Vプリカを探して！』 ―Vプリカ落としちゃいました。― キャンペーン」が4月19日、20日に開催された。このキャンペーンは、Visaクレジットカードと同様に使えるネット専用プリペイドカード「Vプリカ」と、初音ミクとのコラボレーションによるもの。東京・秋葉原と大阪・日本橋のそれぞれ39ヶ所に「初音ミクARマーカー」が設置されており、それをARアプリ「Layar」で見付けると、抽選で初音ミクデザインのVプリカ （2,000円分）がプレゼントされたとのこと。(vai http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/news/20140419_645200.html)
http://sndrv.com/watchyourprivacy The solution for those concerned about Google Glass and their privacy: buy a Google Glass!Google Glass a privacy problem? It can also be the solution for those worried about with privacy: buy a Google Glass!
Use this handy augmented reality app that visualises nearby privacy intrusions, based onopen data about surveillance cameras worldwide (And it accurately maps your fellow Google Glass users too!)INSTRUCTIONS:
download Layar augmented reality browser on your Google Glass (or on your smartphone) and scan the QR-code.