augmented reality

Reflections from Ross: Go Pokémon!

In under a week, Pokémon Go has taken over phones - and lives - everywhere. As the world scrambles to catch Doduos and Bulbasaurs, our program director gives the game a try on the streets...

Five Ways AR and VR Will Improve Our Current Reality

A flood of investments into the new tools of reality continues to fuel innovation. Virtual and augmented reality, from the original Google Glass to the latest Oculus Rift, has continually shaped the technology market,and will...

The Shock and Awe of Techonomy 2015

Techonomy 2015 is done, and we're all still resonating with the thinking that emanated from that packed stage in Half Moon Bay. Links in this post go to the videos of various sessions and you...

Augmented Reality: Enabling Learning Through Rich Context

In his 1992 novel “Snow Crash,” Neal Stephenson envisioned the Metaverse: a three-dimensional manifestation of the Internet in which people interact and collaborate via digitally-constructed avatars. In the decades since, technology has advanced to the...

As Augmented Reality Blurs Lines, How Will Companies Respond?

Last summer, the rapper Tupac Shakur gave a surprise performance at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, to an extremely enthusiastic crowd. The performance was stunning for two reasons. First, Shakur wasn’t listed on...

Real or Rendered? How 3D Imagery Is Changing the Way You Shop

The next time you shop for a vehicle, flip through a furniture catalog, or look at clothing online, the images you see may not be photography, but rather a collection of pixels assembled by an...

Augmented Reality Intensifies Nature on Middle School Field Trips

The annual field trip to the local pond has gone high-tech for some Massachusetts and New York middle-school students. Harvard education researchers are giving the kids smartphones loaded with augmented reality software to see how...

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