A Day of Glass video of the future from Corning Glass. A lot of augmented reality and infographics in our daily lives of the future…
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Hans Rosling, known for some of his famous TED Talks, here tries a little augmented reality with his animated charts showing life expectancy and wealth all over the world for the last 200 years. 120,000 data visualized in this 4 minute video clip from his The Joy of Stats documentary for the BBC.
Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.
Thanks Udi for sending in the link!
At the end of 2009, Forbes magazine asked a team from Frog Design to Envision the Future, but only a future a short time ahead of us in 2020. Augmented reality played a big part in what the team at Frog came up with, but I think infographics played an even bigger part.
At the end of last year, Forbes magazine asked frog to help them envision the future in 2020. The day-long event led to an extensive online feature: “Your Life in 2020,” a collection of illustrated concepts and videos that envision the future of ubiquitous computing. In that future, your computer is not only incorporated into every aspect of your life but is a part of you.
I love that they included the Whuffie, a personal score system developed by Cory Doctorow.
The term “whuffie,” by the way, is a word coined by author Cory Doctorow in his book Down And Out In the Magic Kingdom. It refers to the measurement of respect or karma a person gains or looses in their lives. In Doctorow’s future, humans have implants in their brains that visually project their whuffie, which has replaced money as currency.
Merry Christmas from Cool Infographics!
What better way to share your Christmas wishes than with augmented reality?!? You can send your own AR Christmas cards courtesy of arwishes.com. You can choose from an assortment of animated images that will appear on screen when you friends and family hold up your Christmas card in front of their computer's webcam.
The cards are printed with the marker, disguised as a holiday image. In this case, the marker is obviously the Christmas Tree.
A number of companies did this last year, sending out cards with an AR marker printed as part of the card, and a number of them are still online. You can also print out a card from the sites to see the image yourself. There will probably be a few more this holiday season as well, but here are some videos from last year's AR cards and links to sites if you want to experience them yourself.
Special Moves Augmented Reality Xmas Card from Iain Tait on Vimeo.
There's even a video of sending your own AR Christmas Cookies!