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25 JULY 2013

colAR: An Augmented Reality Drawing App

"Puteko is a spin–off company from the HIT Lab NZ and proudly presents colAR – a computer program that brings colouring book pages to life with the magic of Augmented Reality!

You can colour in the book pages and then see them come to life as they pop out of the page as three dimensional models on your computer screen."

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2D drawing3D3D model • 3D rendering engine • animated 3D • Aotearoa New ZealandappARaugmented realitybreathe life intobring to life • colAR • colAR App • colAR colouring book • colAR Mix App • colAR technology • colour • colouring book • commercialisation projectscrayondrawing appdrawing digitallyGoogle Play StoreHIT Lab NZimage recognition • iOS App Store • kidsoutline drawing • page templates • Puteko Limited • Qualcomm Technologies • spin-off companies • technology commercialisation • templated designtoyUnity 3D • Vuforia (platform)

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Simon Perkins
10 MARCH 2013

CityViewAR: remembering Christchurch before 4 September 2010

"CityViewAR is a mobile Augmented Reality application that allows people to see how the city was before the earthquakes and building demolitions. Using an Android mobile phone people can walk around the city and see life–sized virtual models of what the buildings looked like on site before they were demolished, and see pictures and written information. Hundreds of 3D models of key city buildings have been made available from architect Jason Mill of ZNO, while the Christchurch City Council and Historic Places Trust have provided photographs and building histories.

CityViewAR is based on the HIT Lab NZ Android AR platform which uses the GPS and compass sensors of mobile phones to enable virtual information to be overlaid on live video of the real world. Android AR makes it easy for Android developers to build their own outdoor AR applications. The software was previously used for showing individual buildings, but this is the first time that it has been used to show dozens of buildings at once, and the first time in world that mobile phone AR has been used for earthquake reconstruction."

(HIT Lab NZ, 2011)

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Simon Perkins
15 SEPTEMBER 2011

Nina Wenhart's blog on the prehysteries of new media

"this blog is nina wenhart's collection of resources on the various histories of new media art. it consists mainly of non or very little edited material i found flaneuring on the net, sometimes with my own annotations and comments, sometimes it's also textparts i retyped from books that are out of print.

it is also meant to be an additional resource of information and recommended reading for my students of the prehystories of new media class that i teach at the school of the art institute of chicago in fall 2008.

the focus is on the time period from the beginning of the 20th century up to today."

(Nina Wenhart, 26/06/2008)

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20th centuryAlan Turingapplied researchARarchiveArs Electronicaart • art + science • art + technologyart of codeartificial intelligenceartificial life • artistic molecules • artistic practice • artistic software • artistsASCIIASCII-Artatom • atomium • audiofiles • augmented realityavant-gardebody • Cave Automated Virtual Environment (CAVE) • code art • cold warcollection • collection of resources • computercomputer animationcomputer graphicscomputer history • computer programming language • computer research • computer sculptureconcept artconceptual artconceptualisationconcrete poetry • copy-it-right • creative practicecritical theorycross-disciplinaryculture industrycuratingcurationcut-up techniquecybernetic artCybernetic Serendipitycyberneticscyberpunkcyberspacecyborgdata miningdata visualisationdesign research • dream machine • E.A.T. • early new media • Edward Ihnatowiczengineers • Eugen Roth • exhibitionsexpanded cinemaexperimental musicexperimentation • female artists and digital media • flaneur • flaneuring on the net • Fluxusfoundgenerative artgenetic artglitch • Gordon Pask • GPSgraffiti • Grey Walter • GUI • hackers and painters • hackinghacktivismHCIHerbert FrankehistorieshistoryhypermediahypertextIannis Xenakisimagineeringinformation theoryinsightinstructionsinteractive artinterdisciplinaryInternet • Ivan Picelj • Jack Burnham • Julije Knifer • Ken Rinaldo • kinetic sculpture • Lidija Merenik • live visualsmagic • Manchester Mark 1 • manifestomappingmediamedia archaeologymedia art • media art histories • minimalism • mother of all demos • mousemusical scorenetartnew medianew media art • new media exhibition • new media festival • Nina Wenhart • open sourceopen space • out of print • particle systems • Paul Graham • performance • phonesthesia • playlistpoetrypoliticspractice-led • prehysteries of new media • prehystories of new mediaProcessing (software)programmingprogramming languageprojectspsychogeographyradio artrare • re:place • real-timeresearch artefactresources • retyped • ridiculous • rotten + forgotten • SAIC • sandin image processor • School of the Art Institute of Chicagoscientific visualisation • screen-based • SIGGRAPHSituationistsslide projectorslit-scansoftwaresoftware studiesspeculative designspeculative research • Stewart Brand • surveillancetactical mediataggingtechniquetechnologytelecommunicationtelematic arttelematic experiencetext • textparts • Theo Jansentheoretical contexttheory buildingtimeline • Turing Test • ubiquitous computingunabomberundergraduate researchvideo artvideo synthesizervirtual realityvisual musicvisual research • Vladimir Bonacic • VRWalter Benjaminwearable computing • Williams Tube • world fair • world machine • Xerox PARCZKM • [Nove] tendencije

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Simon Perkins
16 JUNE 2011

Biggâr: world sized AR sculpture

"Biggâr consist of 7.463.185.678 virtual blocks encapsulating the whole earth, making it the biggest possible virtual sculpture in the world. A leap forward in terms of scale, based on new limitless dimensional possibilities brought to the physical space through Augmented Reality.

The Biggâr sphere is also the biggest interactive artwork in the world, because with a single tap on your mobile phone, all of the 7.463.185.678 blocks worldwide will change color collectively. Making it an instant collaborative augmented space, connecting Japan to Djibouti or Poland to India through a continuous series of color changing acts by individuals worldwide.

And last but not least: Biggâr is getting even bigger, because the sculptures' radius expands 1 (virtual) meter every day since its launch at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on November 18th 2010."

(Stedelijk Museum)

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AmsterdamARaugmented realityaugmented space • Biggar • collaborative augmented space • convergencegraphic representationinteractiveinteractive artwork • Layar • mobile phonephysical space • Sander Veenhof • sculpture • SNDRV • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • technologyvirtual • virtual blocks • virtual sculpture • visualisation

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Simon Perkins
12 NOVEMBER 2009

Esquire's Augmented Reality Issue: A Tour

"Augmented reality – which essentially means to layer data like audio, graphics, and animation over live video – existed long before we got the idea to use it in our 2009 Best and Brightest issue. The term was coined in 1992 by Tom Caudell while working for Boeing, where factory workers used AR to sort parts. Now, with video cameras in so many electronic devices – including the webcam on your computer – AR applications range from advertising to architecture and gaming to pizza boxes. But no one had taken advantage of the technology on any kind of editorial scale, until we got to thinking..."
(Hearst Communications, Inc.)

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19922009AR • AR applications • augmented realityBoeing • David Granger • Esquire MagazinemagazineQR codesQuick Response code • Robert Downey Jr. • Tom Caude

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Simon Perkins
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