Augmented Reality

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What is Augmented Reality? (Jesse Emspak, Live Science)


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Augmented Reality Resources Page (Cosma, You are here!)
AR Upload Portal


Augmented reality : an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (as a smartphone camera); also : the technology used to create augmented reality — Webster See also Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference


Augmented reality (AR)is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)


A brief introduction to Augmented Reality (Stephen Davies)


AR Innovations (reddit)
Innovations Report


How Augmented Reality Works (Kevin Bonsor, How Stuff Works)
What in the world is augmented reality? (Jonathan Strickland, How Stuff Works)
Best augmented-reality apps (Brandon Widder, Digital Trends)


10 Examples of Augmented Reality in Retail (Creative Guerrilla Marketing)




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See also Meta (Cosma page)



The MIT roots of Google Glass, the wearable information display (Scott Kirsner)
Steve Mann: My “Augmediated” Life: What I’ve learned from 35 years of wearing computerized eyewear (Steve Mann, IEEE Spectrum)


WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Open Education Consortium
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)






Venture Beat,, NPR Archives
Google News

The New Yorker published an edition with a front and back cover illustrated by Christoph Niemann that is actually an “augmented reality” (AR) application.

Christoph Niemann’s “On the Go” (Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko, The New Yorker)


Google Scholar


Google Books, ISBNdb






Get real! How augmented reality toys could make VR feel like a gimmick (Jon Martindale, Digital Trends)



Pokémon GO (Official Website, Niantic), Pokémon Go (Wikipedia)

11 best AR apps and games for Android – Augmented Reality (Joe Hindy, Android Authority)



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