One of the reasons we love augmented reality is that as a new form of media it creates a whole new world of possibilities for telling stories. It’s an entirely new medium of experience, and it requires a different perspective when approaching story telling.
Telling stories with augmented reality is the forte of designer, researcher and artist Helen Papagiannis. After all, her Twitter handle is @ARstories and she authors the blog Augmented Stories. Helen is currently completing her Ph.D. in at York University in Toronto where she is a Senior Research Associate at the Augmented Reality Lab. Her presentations on AR Storytelling have been well received, even making Gary Hayes’ Top Ten AR & Gamified Life Talks list.
In May, Helen presented at Augmented Reality Event 2011 in Santa Clara, California, and we’ve got video of it for you today. So check out Helen’s talk below, and see her Slideshare page to follow the slides.
When was the last time you picked up a newspaper? Maybe there was one laying around on the train during your morning commute, but this day and age, a physical print newspaper is a form of media being consumed less and less.
With the countless number of better ways to receive up-to-the-minute news and information, newspapers just don’t stand a chance. The problem for most news organizations is that newspaper subscriptions and advertising have made up a significant chunk of their revenue, and those two areas have been struggling with the rise of new media.
So it makes sense that those interested in preserving journalism are concerned with finding ways for it to connect with readers through new media. Enter Adriano Farano, who spoke at Augmented Reality Event earlier this month about the topic of augmented reality and journalism.
To hear how Adriano thinks these two industries can come together, check out the video of his talk embedded below!
We’re churning out videos from Augmented Reality Event 2011 like a machine, and today we have a rather special one for you. ARE opened again with a keynote from sci-fi author and futurist Bruce Sterling, but this year, things didn’t exactly go as planned (or did they?).
Before Bruce could begin his speech, he was interrupted by an organization calling themselves the Space Liberation Front. Their origins are, shall we say, mysterious. The group rushed the stage dressed in white hazmat suits and preceded to dramatically read their manifesto for the freeing of space.
It’s all quite entertaining to witness, so have a look in the video embedded below. Following their brief interruption, of course, is Bruce’s keynote to open the festivities at ARE, so enjoy that as well! We’ll be back with even more ARE 2011 videos as the week continues!
Can’t get enough of our video coverage from Augmented Reality Event 2011? Then you’re in luck because we’ve got another great video to share with you today.Ben Cerveny gave a rather intriguing talk at ARE about ambient information displays that you’re sure to enjoy. Catch it embedded below.
Ben is a veteran UI/UX designer, prototyper and strategist, working with the likes of Flickr and Revver. Ben is currently the founder of the Amsterdam-based research foundation VURB as well as president and founder of Bloom.
In his presentation, Ben discusses how environments can become social, and how ad hoc networks can be created around those environments. It’s certainly inspiring, so check it out below and let us know what you think!
Last week’s second annual Augmented Reality Event featured many great sessions and keynotes on this budding industry, but it also hosted another year of the Auggies. The Auggies is a fun AR demo competition as teams give their quick pitch to an expert panel of judges in hopes of receiving the “Auggies Award.”
This year, judges Bruce Sterling, Vernor Vinge, Will Wright and Jaron Lanier presided over more than a dozen competing teams. One of those teams was BuildAR, a member of the Layar Partner Network.
BuildAR is an augmented reality CMS that allows anyone to quickly and easily create Layar content using a friendly user-interface. To read more about BuildAR, check out our profile of the tool from last November.