Designing the Future of Augmented Reality: slides from PechaKucha




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How will Augmented Reality extend human capacity and human imagination? The 40 Ideas That Will Change Reality documents the inventions, concepts, and opportunities that will forever change the way we experience reality. Eight of the 40 Ideas from the upcoming book are highlighted above.




Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: what’s the difference? — from by Helen Papagiannis


AR and VR are often confused with each other, and used interchangeably in the media, but they are significantly different. Let’s break it down:

Augmented Reality (AR): real, physical world
Virtual Reality (VR): computer generated environment, artificial world




Reality Has Changed. Microsoft’s HoloLens and what you need to know about the next wave of Augmented Reality — from by Helen Papagiannis



HoloLens appears to use a Virtual Retinal Display (VRD).

So, what’s VRD, you ask?

VRD mirrors how the human eye works. The back of the eye receives light and converts it into signals for your brain. Images are projected directly onto the retina with the back of the eye used as a screen effectively.

The result is a more true-to-life image than the ‘ghostly transparent superimposed representation’ (as Gizmodo reporter Sean Hollister describes) we’ve seen with AR eyewear before. Hollister details his experience of Microsoft’s prototype as “standing in a room filled with objects. Posters covering the walls. And yet somehow—without blocking my vision—the HoloLens was making those objects almost totally invisible.” He states, “Some of the very shiniest things in the room—the silver handle of a pitcher, if I recall correctly—managed to reflect enough light into my eyes to penetrate the illusion.”




Microsoft’s HoloLens






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An addendum on 2/17/15 — with thanks to Mr. Steven Chevalia for this resource which deals with immersive experiences: