"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Of course what makes home-made augmented reality have such a huge impact is it's marriage with hand-held computing devices. What I do now is bring my 3M handheld projector to places like Egypt and hook it up to my Ipod and show people videos and animations of what we are going to build, projecting onto surfaces like satellite dishes or walls. But with augmented reality I will soon be able to take my animations or models of renewable energy systems and show people exactly how it would look ON THEIR ROOF in real time. Now THAT will make a huge difference!
The first true augmented reality application running on the iPhone .. here's a sneak peek of our ARToolKit v4.4 iPhone. This footage is of an alpha release, but we're getting up to 10fps video capture and realtime tracking, and we've got lots more to come. Stay tuned...
This is the best explanation of the potential of augmented reality I've seen yet; the best thing is that we can now create our OWN augmented reality as teachers, as students, as citizens using our own PC's and webcams. Check it out and get involved!
ARTag is an "Augmented Reality" system where virtual objects, games, and animations appear to enter the real world. 3D graphics is added in real time to video, similar to "view matching" in Hollywood, except that with Augmented Reality it is happe...
ARTag markers on hand-held and wearable objects -see www.artag.net. A Magic Mirror paradigm is an augmented reality (AR) system where a camera and display device act as a mirror where one can see a reflection of oneself and virtual objects together.
Augmented Reality - definitely worth exploring not only for our presentations but to have on-line discussions about the use and placement of our renewable energy systems. A great way to mix 3d models and computer graphics with real world spaces.
Welcome to ARTag! ARTag is an "Augmented Reality" system where virtual objects, games, and animations appear to enter the real world. 3D graphics is added in real time to video, similar to "view matching" in Hollywood, except that with Augmented Reality it is happening online. ...