Weekly Linkfest

Last week I published a poll, asking how do you define yourself - are you an engineer, an artist or maybe an Entrepreneur? As of writing this post, 75 readers have answered the poll, 34 of them (45%) identified themselves as engineers. I thought there would be more artists among you (15%), and was surprised by the percent of entrepreneurs (15%). The poll is still open, so you can still cast a vote.
Moving on to the weekly linkfest (it gets bigger every week!) -
  • Metaio blitzed the airwaves with two podcasts - Noora Guldemond (head of sales and marketing) interviews here and Peter Meier, Metaio's CTO is giving an interview here. Sadly, I haven't found the time last week to hear them, but I plan to do so in the next few days.
  • And it was a good week for SPRXMobile (Layar) as well. Aparently, Layar comes preinstalled on Samsung's new Android phone, they were featured on The Financial Times, and things are only going to get better, since they are holding their first Layar event.
  • TweetWorld is Gamaray's attempt to have an augmented tweeter application, joinning the ranks of Layar and TwittAround.
  • The BBC - Mobile phones get cyborg vision: "Not only could this form of rich, intuitive and easy to grasp data be the next killer app for the mobile, some see it changing our world view forever."
  • ReadWriteWeb - Augmented Reality: A Human Interface for Ambient Intelligence: "Augmented reality (or AR) is fast becoming as ubiquitous a term as Web 2.0. The field is getting noisier by the day, and AR as a field of research now has to co-exist with its status as an industry buzzword"
  • A short introduction to programming AR applications for the Android OS.
  • Is this the first augmented shirt on Threadless?
  • CrashCorp demos a rudimentry AR application for the iPhone.
  • YDreams and Zugara join the AR consortium (can I join too?)
  • And Zugara (covered previously here) also launched what must be the second augmented reality game on Facebook (since last week Total Immersion had the first), CannonBallz (video). Just four years ago, we would have called this kind of games "Eye Toy" like, but today we have new buzzwords. Still, it is a well produced game.
Our weekly video is of a game created by Circ.us, to promote Chris Angel's new show, "The five lives of Chris Angel". Since it's a puzzle game, and this summer turned me into a brain-dead blogger, I haven't tried it myself to give an educated review. You, on other hand, can play it here, or just watch the embedded video below:

Criss Angel Augmented Reality Game from Circ.us on Vimeo.



As always, have a nice week!

1 comments:

Henk said...

Wow this is such a great site. I'll be back for sure. This is such an interesting field. As a 3d artist I'm looking forward to what I can contribute

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