Giant Monsters have begun to attack NYC and only you can save the city! Players must fight off waves of giant monsters who are trying to destroy Manhattan at the 2014 Dumbo Arts Festival. Viewers fight the monsters from the Brooklyn side of the East River with the mobile app Play AR. The app overlays virtual video game monsters onto the real world [Manhattan] with augmented reality. The game can only be played at the Dumbo Arts Festival because it is located with satellite tracking.
The startup Semblance AR is proud to launch the beta version of the Play AR app at the 2014 Dumbo Arts Festival! The Play AR app turns the entire planet into a multi-user video game. The app lets users play for territory in the real world. When players are victorious they win the land at the location they were playing. They can then customize the land [such as their house] with objects that they own or upload to the game. The app takes traditional gaming outside in a way that directly engages the real world. The app is FREE and currently available for the iPhone 4s and newer.
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The fifth issue of AR[t] magazine is available online or it can be downloaded.
In this issue, the magazine looks at AR from various perspectives,
however, the articles do have a common denominator: the future of
Augmented Reality. Please see Site Venice Site Biennale: The Manifest.AR Augmented Reality Intervention into the 2011 Venice Biennial, by Tamiko Thiel, pp. 56 – 63.
Locating Technology considers technology and artworks in rather broad terms, such as: mechanical objects, analog and digital photography and video, and computer and web-based work. Through these types of works, writers explore the evolution of technology and its effects on artists’ processes, disciplinarity, and the larger social context of media creation, dispersal, access and interactivity.
Please join us for the 3rd annual Digital Media Student Showcase, taking place at MAGNET (2 MetroTech Center 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201) on May 17th from 12-4PM!
About Integrated Digital Media The academic programs in Integrated Digital Media at the School of Engineering consist of both Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees that look at the field of digital media in a holistic way, as a spectrum of practices that runs the gamut, from interaction design to performing arts research, to photography, video, sound, and 3D graphics, to games, augmented reality, and human-computer interfaces. Our students are artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs working in extraordinarily fluid industries that reward the creative, the thoughtful, the technical, and the innovative.
We are showing Play AR at kickstarter's headquarters in Brooklyn - may 3- its a block party with some of their top projects! It will be shown on the Epson Moverio bt200 [ar glasses] There's events all day- https://www.kickstarter.com/blockparty?ref=hero
The event is located on Kent Street, between West and Franklin Streets, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The event will be free and open to the public and held rain or shine. The programming will be diverse and fun, with outdoor events including food trucks, street games, musical performances and booths selling items funded on Kickstarter as well as workshops; and indoor programming to include building tours, a curated art gallery, an art-making workshop, musical performances in the theater, and food vendors and workshops in our kitchen. All vendors selling will need to have a NYC DCA license number.