Category Archives: Augmented Reality

Z-Space : Holographic 3D with Spatial Persistence

The Z-Space display is being developed by a California company called Infinite Z.      By tracking user’s eye movements with 3D glasses, the display creates not only the illusion of 3 dimensionality – but unlike most 3D systems –  it persists … Continue reading

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PhotoSurreal – Camera Emphasises Time over Space

Jay Mark Johnson—an architect and renaissance man— purchased a $85,000 rotating slit-scan camera for high-resolution panoramas. (The camera records vast landscapes sliver by sliver.) Finding the accidental effects of motion in front of the camera strangely poetic, he experimented with … Continue reading

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3D Gesture Interface for Mobile uses electric fields, not Cameras

Gestural interfaces normally rely on cameras and light sensors. An interface that uses an electric field instead could expand the use of gesture control to many more devices. And now, there’s a new chip that will bring 3D gesture control … Continue reading

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3D Library Services at the University of Michigan

FormFonts 3D has the world’s largest 3D library of professionally developed SketchUp components, and we have a fondness for library sciences, and all things 3D. So we are delighted to see the University of Michigan is keeping up with the … Continue reading

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Projected Reality – Outdoors and In

By Fred Abler Artists have discovered powerful video projectors, and the conflict-of-perception between a projected image and its underlying ‘canvas’ has never been greater.  A new genre of art uses architecture-as-canvas, and is loosely known as Urban Projection Mapping. Fig- … Continue reading

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The Raster Revolution – Augmented Reality in Sports

by Fred Abler Modern technology marketing owes a debt to Everett Rogers, an Iowa farm boy who’s father loved electromechanical equipment, but loathed biological-chemical innovations – even though hybrid seed corn yielded 25% more crop and was resistant to drought. … Continue reading

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IKEA adds AR to 2013 Print Catalog – Meh!

by Fred Abler As a whole, the publishing industry has been decimated by the Internet. So if you still have a global publication with a circulation of 211,000 million copies per annum, you don’t just end it. Instead, you leverage … Continue reading

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Magnetic Migration – magnetosenory cells found in animals

There have been several major breakthroughs in geomagentism. Last week I covered a Finnish startup called IndoorAtlas, which exploits cellphone magnetometers to uniquely position users in the earth’s ambient magnetic field. And now, scientists have confirmed that this is exactly … Continue reading

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DIY for Reality Hackers – FOV2Go

by Fred Abler This blog curates an eclectic range of 3D topics. Very occasionally I find newsworthy items that touch on two topics. But never before have I found emerging research that covers them all at once… and that is … Continue reading

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