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Engberg and Bolter are guest editors for issue of Convergence on AR/MR

Maria Engberg and Jay Bolter are guest editors of the February 2014 issue of the journal Convergence. They present a set of papers by eight media studies scholars and artists on the significance of AR and MR for cultural expression. Here is an excerpt from their opening editorial: The widespread availability of smart phones in …

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Iulian Radu featured in Innovators@GVU

Ph.D. student Iulian Radu discussed his thoughts about how children’s lives can be enhanced by the intersection of augmented-reality and developmental psychology research. His Q&A article is presented in the May edition of Innovators @ GVU.

Scratch-based AR programming environment released

The AR SPOT system is now available for public download. AR SPOT is an augmented-reality authoring environment for children. An extension of MIT’s Scratch project, this environment allows children to use drag-and-drop programming to create experiences mixing real and virtual elements. Children can display virtual objects on a real-world scene observed through a video camera, and …

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Blair MacIntyre featured on World Economic Forum AR web site

AEL Director Blair MacIntyre is featured on the World Economic Forum’s website, which has a slideshare of his presentation at the “Summer Davos” meeting in China last spring, along with a video highlighting his views on the future of Augmented Reality.  See it at

MacIntyre quoted in articles on Google’s Project Glass

In his blog, AEL Director Blair MacIntyre discusses the pitfalls of Google’s mockup video of the potential of Project Glass, their wearable computing project that puts a small heads-up display in the users peripheral vision. His comments and further analysis were picked up in a series of news stories in (among other places) Wired, The …

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MacIntyre discusses AR and Future Headworn Displays in the Context of the Google Glasses rumors

Google Hiring Augmented-Reality Experts Amid Rumors of HUD Glasses Wired –  February 27, 2012  As rumors swirl around Google’s plans to announce head-up display glasses by the end of the year, the company has quietly begun advertising for a designer and engineer responsible for augmented-reality mapping.  . . .We talked with Blair MacIntyre, director of …

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Comments on possible Google Glasses

Comments by Blair MacIntyre on Google’s possible “AR Glasses” picked up by a number of news outlets. How Google Glasses Could Create ‘Augmented Reality’ by Year’s End Mother Nature Networth – February 23, 2012 (Tech News Daily) From a technical standpoint, a pair of commercially available, augmented reality glasses by Google are very possible by the …

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MacIntyre quoted in story about Google’s “Solve for X”

Google Mashes Up Eggheads’ Big Ideas With Solve for X Tech News World  – February 7, 2012 Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has launched a new program devoted to fostering discussions and ideas among leaders in the science and technology industries. The project, dubbed “”Solve for X,” aims to be a seeding ground for solutions to some …

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The AEL and Qualcomm Announce the Qualcomm AR Game Studio

We are pleased to announce that over the next year, the lab and Qualcomm will be working on novel games and application concepts in mobile AR! “Georgia Tech continues to be at the forefront of augmented reality innovation,” said Matt Grob, senior vice president of engineering and head of corporate research and development at Qualcomm. …

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MacIntyre interviewed about AR on blogtalkradio

Blair MacIntyre was interviewed by John Havens for his ongoing blogtalkradio series “Tactical Transparency“. The interview focused on the implications of Augmented Reality and how it can be used for gaming, marketing, and social networking. This interview can be heard by following the link below.

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