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Augmented Reality Activity at SXSW

The ARientation team will be in Austin, TX from March 2nd to March 8th for SXSWedu. Eric Hawkinson is giving a talk 'The Augmented Learner: Autiomating Human Inquiry' on March 6 (Salon J). The team will also be having a demo area in the playground section of the expo. We are showing how our ARientation app works by inviting the participants of SXSW to meet yourself with augmented reality. We are collecting greeting videos from SXSWedu attendees and conntecting them to our project wall at our booth. Booth #110. (MAP HERE)

It is super easy to participate, just follow these three steps!

1. Take a selfie self-introduction video of yourself (10 seconds or less!)

2. Use this Google Form Link to submit your video

3. Visit us at booth 110 to see your video and others' on the project wall.


See you soon!

How to Participate

Step 1

Take a selfie self-introduction video of yourself (10 seconds or less!)

Step 2

2. Use this Google Form Link to submit your video

Step 3

3. Visit us at booth 110 to see your video and others' on the project wall.

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Augmented Community Art Spaces — #BeforeIGraduate Project

About the Project

The goal of this project is to create a deeper sense of community with classmates by sharing our hopes, goals, and dreams for college life.

The project is in a series of other projects related to augmented reality and its use in teaching, learning, and tourism. The technology is based on an AR platform designed by me (Eric Hawkinson) and my fellow researchers/developers in the Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities in Learning research group (MAVR) based in Japan. The platform itself is called ARientation and started as a way to connect supplementary digital materials to physical textbooks, but later was expanded into various mixed reality learning environments such as libraries, tours, and events.

Inspiration

The project was inspired by the work of Candy Chang and her project called ‘Before I Die’ where unused public spaces became community art and gave local residents a voice and life to previously abandoned buildings.