Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Craig Kapp - Augmented Reality

The TCC Online Conference had Craig Kapp present on augmented reality. He romped through a ton of examples and I'll be interested in looking at the archive of his talk once it's available. I was mentioning some of the examples to a friend and he said "what's the point?" Fun and exploration may be the main point - It's a place to start! Kapp's a grad of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program - and it's in the Tisch School of the Arts - their mission:

"ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible."

One of Kapp's classmates started FourSquare, another student was recently invited to do a light show right here in Tampa. The thing I got out of Kapp's presentation is that the tools are there so that regular mortals can figure out how to create with them. (I've been hearing librarians talk about using Layar. They say not a problem!)

3D without glasses: They've got it working on iPhones and April 11, 2011 ) HoloToy, huh? Guess which app I'm going to try out on my iPod Touch later today?

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