Almost Not-There Wearables [#geekgirl] [#AR]
#PRISOM: A Synthetic Reality Game Exhibited at ISMAR2013 [#geekgirl]
[From the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) Website] “In recent years, mixed and augmented reality has been expanding from an exciting research field into a commercially viable technology. The field is highly interdisciplinary, combining work in diverse disciplines, ranging from human centered research into user interfaces, interaction techniques, education, design, human factors, wearable computing and mobile computing, through more technology oriented research including computer graphics, display technology, computer vision, sensors, signal processing and computer networking. The growing interest in mixed and augmented reality applications is creating new challenges for research in all of these areas. The conference tracks are: The Science & Technology (S&T) program The Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program…”
["#PRISOM is a Synthetic Reality Game where a player is set loose in a Glass City under infinite surveillance. Will you be brave enough to enter?"]
[From the MARart4 Exhibition/Transreal Topologies Exhibition Website] “Transreal Topologies Exhibition October 1st-5th 2013, The Royal Institute Australia and Centenary Building @ UniSA. Official Opening With Artist Talks @ RIAus from 6pm on October 1st. Transreal Topologies will be held in conjunction with The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. The exhibition explores the field of mixed and augmented reality art (MARart), presenting a range of transdisciplinary artworks that are contributing to the development of a unique language for MARart, as both a medium and an area of inquiry. The exhibition focuses on modes of representation that deal with the augmentation of data, beyond traditional surfaces, in order to merge notions virtual and real in regards to objects, data and identity…
These works have been endorsed by an international selection panel, under the curation of Julian Stadon. This is the inaugural exhibition organised by the Mixed and Augmented Reality Art Research Organisation (MARart.org)
Artists: Tracey Benson, Mez Breeze/Andy Campbell, Andrew Burrell, Mar Canet/Varvara Guljajeva, Joshua Hagler, Damian Hills, Troy Innocent, Pierre Proske, Jorge Ramirez, Paul Thomas/Kevin Raxworthy. Curated/Organised by Julian Stadon.”
Man Wearing Google Glass Breaks Window While Watching Youtube Video [#geekgirl]
Man wearing Google Glass breaks window after walking into it while watching YouTube on El Camino Real near Calderon Ave.
— MV Police Blotter (@MVPoliceBlotter) August 2, 2013
Google Glass Privacy Cover [#geekgirl]
Zach Blas: Facial Weaponization Suite [#geekgirl]
“The Facial Weaponization Suite develops forms of collective and artistic protest against biometric facial recognition–and the inequalities these technologies propagate–by making masks in community-based workshops that are used for public intervention. One mask, the Fag Face Mask, is a response to scientific studies that link determining sexual orientation through rapid facial recognition. This mask is generated from the biometric facial data of many queer men’s faces, resulting in a mutated, alien facial mask that cannot be read or parsed by biometric facial recognition technologies.”
Google Glass Has Sneaky Labs Features [#geekgirl]
Via The Android Police:
“These experiments are probably still works in progress. Some of these settings barely work, some might work but I have no idea what they should do, and some work really, really well and should probably be turned on by default. If you’d like to see some of the cooler ones in action, here’s a video:”
Decko: A “Real-World Operating System” [#geekgirl]
‘Sitting on a train, wearing Google Glass, afraid to say, “ok glass”‘ [#geekgirl]
White Men Wearing Google Glass
This is so brilliantly fantastic, it hurts:
#Sports Haters Look Away Now: The RefCam [#geekgirl]
There’s no real surprise in the fact that anything to do with overtly corporatised [and hence santised to the hilt] sport just isn’t my cup of tea. Considering the fact many sporting conglomerations are over-funded, overvalued at the expense of other cultural pursuits and rife with corruption, my distinct lack of enthusiasm is [hopefully] understandable.
But having typed that, can I just completely negate that entire sentiment by saying that holy crapola I like the gadget shown below? The implications for this type of immediate-feedback-inducing tech are wide ranging and just all-round gosh-darn remarkable.