Tuesday, February 22, 2011

QR Codes, Augmented Reality & Future Realities

I recently presented on QR codes and augmented reality at a face-to-face conference, Online NW 2011 (#onw11) using video I converted and added to iTunes to tell the story. I added the corresponding youtube links to slides so people who weren't in attendance could view, and I've embedded that slide presentation of links and titles below.
I will be presenting on the same topic at the Handheld Librarian IV Online Conference (#hhlib) tomorrow.

My slides for the #hhlib conference are more visual as I'll only be able to show four or five videos at most. In the short time since the last conference there have been quite a few developments as QR codes and AR are evolving rapidly. During my last presentation I ended with a concept video from two years ago by Nokia on the future and mixed reality.

Below is another recent commercial concept video that takes us a few steps further. Though I won't be able to show the 5min video during my #hhlib presentation, I've added the link to my slides and I thought I would share the video here. How do you feel about "A Day Made of Glass?" Feel free to share your thoughts in comments.

3 comments:

. said...

Robin, this is a magnificent post and a ton of research.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for the post. Just wondering if QR Codes are part of Augmented reality or are they two seperate things?
Elizabeth

Robin Ashford said...

To David Phillips, you're welcome! (I somehow missed your comment.)

To Elizabeth, I see QR Codes and augmented reality as two separate technologies though they both do "augment" reality by tying the physical with digital. The way in which each technology works is very different.

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