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Spotlight


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

Resources

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General

Portal

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

Dictionary

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

Encyclopedia

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)

Introduction

A brief introduction to Augmented Reality (Stephen Davies)

Innovation

AR Innovations (reddit)
Innovations Report

Technology


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)

Commerce

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

Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo

Product

Shop Amazon, eBay, Gift Zazzle

See also Meta (Cosma page)

Preservation

History


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)

Library

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

Participation

Education

Course

Open Education Consortium
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)
Meetup.com

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

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)

Article

Google Scholar

Book

WorldCat,
Google Books, ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Toy

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

Lego




Game


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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VentureBeat News About Tech, Money and Innovation

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