Celebrate with AR Fireworks!
Students offered admission to Brock University will never forget their Acceptance Package and the celebration that follows when they visit choosebrocku.ca.
Once there it’s as easy as connecting the webcam and showing it the cover of the Acceptance Package. Next, watch the fireworks come to life thanks to augmented reality and share a photo via Twitter or Facebook.
See for yourself on YouTube.
Play and Learn with AR and Kids’ CBC
Kids’ CBC is well aware that AR holds enormous potential for helping kids learn. For young children, playing and learning go hand in hand. With the high level of interactivity provided by AR, it provides a kids a whole new way to do both.
AR is something the entire family can have fun with, and studies show that playing together has tremendous benefits for children.
The Kids’ CBC website offers several AR activities including the classic fairy tale, The Three Littles Pigs.
Head over to http://www.cbc.ca/parents/augmented-reality.html and see for yourself!
Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast
Hop’ in your jumpsuit, strap on your proton packs and get ready for some serious ghostbustin’ action!
With the launch of Ghostbusters, XMG is once again pushing the envelope of mobile games. By pairing an exciting augmented reality battle system with location-based features, the gamer is fully immersed in real-time battle against ghastly ghosts. Equipped with proton guns and other amped-up equipment, the player can capture paranormal menaces like a true Ghostbuster. The location-based feature enables the players to interact with their surroundings and catch site-specific ghosts, like library or subway ghosts. The deep social integration will encourage players to get active and involved with friends and other Ghostbuster fans. For example, team up with other Ghosbusters to capture special kinds of paranormal menaces or trade captured ghosts online. While locking up ghosts for good the player will gain experience points to upgrade equipment (ghost traps, ECTO goggles, PKE and GIGA meters and much more) and free the world from the fiendish, ectoplasmic creatures forever!
Available now in the itunes store.
Available Platforms: iOS, Android
NFB Documentary Features AR
The National Film Board of Canada, an OARN Partner, has funded Bear 71, an AR app-enabled interactive documentary and installation.
Created by Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison, Bear 71 is a moving story, narrated from the perspective of a female grizzly bear who is being tracked by the Banff National Park rangers.
The installation runs for 10 days at New Frontier and from January 19 to April 19 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. You can see a Walk Through of the Installation by clicking here.
The augmented reality app feature is unique to the installation; however, viewers can watch Bear 71 online and still enjoy an interactive experience. They can “turn into animals” by turning on their webcams and broadcasting still shots of themselves to other viewers by posting them to a “surveillance wall.” They can also chart their own paths on the grid and track those of other users.
Kids’ CBC Believes AR is the New Way to Play
Our friends at Kids’ CBC are excited about the potential augmented reality (AR) holds for helping kids learn. They believe that for young children, playing and learning go hand in hand. With its incredible interactivity, AR unlocks a whole new way to do both. Plus, it’s something the whole family can have fun with–and study after study shows that playing together has tremendous benefits for children.
To make sure their new AR activities deliver the best learning opportunities, Kids’ CBC created them with the help of their developmental psychologist. So their online environment isn’t just a fun, safe place to spend time; it’s a place where learning actively happens.
To be part of the Kids’ CBC AR world, you’ll need to have a printer, webcam, and microphone connected to your computer–plus an imagination without limits. Play the Holiday Story Maker now!
Niagara Research 3-D Models
Mike Duncan and Craig Babin of Niagara College have been building 3-D images. This image shows Mike and Craig sitting on a virtual bench on virtual St. Paul St., St. Catharines.