Daniel Frommelt was in town, as usual, for the Penn State Web Conference and, this year, totally blew me away with his presentation on Augmented Reality (AR). It’s the first time I’ve really come into contact with this emerging technology, and I was mesmerized. Here’s the slick video from “We’ve got a huge budget and a ton of people to throw at this” GE.
Daniel and his group (umm, okay, student) have started to play with it and have done some interesting things already, like recreating individual buildings on campus. Sure, that’s kind of neat, but what about the hands on fun stuff, you say? Well, how about reading AR books, playing games like catapult and battleship and even seeing it in play now with Topps 3D Live baseball trading cards. How did I not know these things existed???
Talk about becoming engaged.