augmented reality

A digital pop-up book that can only be read with a webcam

By Dan Eldridge
February 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

Last week, we wrote about an interesting augmented reality app that was developed with the intention of making a Japanese newspaper, the Tokyo Shimbun, more appealing to children. With the app installed on a smartphone, a child can hold her phone above certain articles, and then watch the [...]

An overview of site specific literature

By Chris Walters
July 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

We’ve all seen tech demos of location aware augmented reality apps in recent years, but what else can be done with this “format”? The writing on a gravestone is also an example of site specific literature, writes Andrew Wilson at The Literary Platform, because it depends on its [...]

Augmented reality app could make library shelving easier

By libertyc
March 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

Here’s a neat idea about how handheld tech could help regular librarians. ReadWriteWeb reports that a study group at Miami University has come up with an augmented reality Android app that could allow librarians to tell at a glance when books on library shelves are out of order, by using a [...]

MegaReader adds see-through augmented reality background

By libertyc
January 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Trouble reading on your iPhone without walking into things? E-book app MegaReader may have you covered. It’s just added a “heads up display” feature, which uses the camera on camera-equipped iPhones (and presumably the iPod Touch 4; earlier Touch owners would be out of luck) to superimpose [...]

Augmented reality iPhone app Word Lens translates words in place

By libertyc
December 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Our sister blog Appletell points to an interesting iPhone app that might just point the way to the future of digital translation devices. The app, Word Lens, is an augmented reality app that will translate English words it sees into Spanish words, or vice versa, superimposing the translation in [...]

Augmented reality and ‘saving’ print media

By libertyc
August 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

ReadWriteWeb has an interesting piece about a German newspaper pairing an issue of its paper with an “augmented reality” iPhone app, so that when the iPhone is held over certain places on the paper it displays content related to the stories in the paper. I tend to think of “augmented [...]

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