Snowy Weekly Linkfest

Back. It seems that I escaped London on the very last minute before the airports closed down. Here's a rundown of augmented reality links for the last couple of weeks:
  • PrimeSense, Willow Garage, and Side-Kick Games join hands to create to OpenNI an organization whose goal is to promote natural interaction. First step was releasing 'official' drivers for Kinect.
  • DanKam, an AR application for the color blind, is simple and brilliant in the same time, and at least according to my twitter feed, it actually works.
  • Here we go again. The Augmented Reality Summit to be held in London on June 16th is the first of 2011 crop of commercial AR events.
  • Metaio have some cool augmented magic tricks to celebrate Christmas.
  • Follow this link to see a video of bad acting and terrible music. Oh, and some clever eye tracking based augmented reality UI from Helsinki university of technology.
  • A nice piece on Neatorama, which went QR crazy lately, on surprising mediums for QR codes, including a sand castle and a M&Ms.
The biggest news these days is Word Lens. I'm sure you have all seen it already, and I plan to write full post on it next week, but for the oft chance you haven't yet encountered it - it's augmented reality based translation app for the iPhone. Or in other words, magic:

Have a great week, winter/summer solstice and merry Christmas!


Matt said...

I hope you do a write up with actually trying it. We tried it at the office and it's definitely not as anywhere near polished as the video shows. ReadWriteWeb did an actual review here -

I think this is one of the most amazing utilities for AR but again what is the reality vs. concept video...

rouli said...

Thanks Matt for the link! I wonder why RWW stopped tagging their articles with 'augmented reality'.

I read other reviews saying the same.
However, the very fact QuestVisual were successful in making it work in lab and excite the imagination of almost 2 million viewers is magic by itself and I think a very necessary breath of fresh air to a somewhat sleepy field.

Amir Loioo said...

توریستی و گردشگری

سه مقصد خاص گردشگری در اروپا

کلیسای جامع سنت باسیل در مسکو

جاذبه های گردشگری کشور تایلند

جاذبه های گردشگری موناکو

جزیره جیمز باند در پوکت

چهار ساحل توریستی تایلند

زیباترین رودهای جهان

Amir Loioo said...

جاذبه های توریستی اندونزی

سفر به سنگاپور

پارک های ملی تایلند

سرویس کار آنلاین

تعمیر لپ تاپ در محل

تعمیر سرور

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