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“Sentient” virtual worlds with virtual you being created by DOD

The Deptartment of Defense is apparently creating a virtual world that will have you as a resident.  The Synthetic World Simulation will be an even more refined version of Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulations (SEAS) Links: http://www.theregister.com/2007/06/23/sentient_worlds/ http://www.purdue.edu/acsl/abstract/march10_06.html  The … Continue reading

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reactable: electronic music table surface

This is not only musically interesting it also looks great. Developed by the Music Technology Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra located in Barcelona. The multiuser table is being used by Bjork on her 2007 tour. The analogue synth style sounds … Continue reading

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Augmented reality card gaming: The Eye of Judgement

It looks as though the olde D&D or Magic gaming is about to be augmented. This Sony Computer Science Laboratories video shows a game called “The Eye of Judgement” in which players lay out an augmented card game on a … Continue reading

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Total Immersion t-immersion.com

Total Immersion started in France and is now active in the US, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia. This demo is from early 2007. Revenues of $4M in 2006, forecasting $7M in 2007. They work with Alcatel and Lucent apparently. Hard … Continue reading

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Augmented urban architecture

In the future, people will jump up and down and punch invisible purple spheres. This video shows a variety of applications, mostly artistic. The urban scenes are fantastic. The future will also have some pretty cool sound effects. Apparently, artists … Continue reading

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Hitlab and imagic books

This very interesting 3 minute video focuses on augmented books and displays springing from other flat surfaces. It also and explains the use of “markers”. Looks like it comes from Australia. And, guess what, looks like some of the first … Continue reading

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Moisture farm – AR Tatooine

Moisture farm AR Tatooine An odd, echo-y voice says “one of your evaporators has been damaged”. “Attention: bantha heard nearby”. Yes you read correctly, this is an augmented reality Tatooine. One can almost smell the banthas but I’m only scared … Continue reading

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French firm demo of augmented reality

This video is by a French company that here demos AR for auto manufacturing. Video dates to 2005. If you can determine the name of the firm please let me know. Now, this video itself is created “virtually” meaning the … Continue reading

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Scientific American: Augmented Reality: A New Way of Seeing

This article dates to 2002.  It explains what computer interfaces will look like “in the next 10 years”.  Now, it’s 2007 and we’re almost halfway there.  Or are we?  Remember – Da Vinci invented the helicopter 500 years ago.  Whatever … Continue reading

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The Invisible Train

Now this is what I’m talking about. Developers Daniel Wagner, Thomas Pintaric, Florian Ledermann, and Dieter Schmalstieg of Vienna University of Technology created this project in which a 3D train is displayed on an HP Ipaq. The track exists in … Continue reading

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