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Posted by cadsmith on August 16, 2009

Papervision - Augmented Reality

Augmented testing is a way to see things that never were without immediate annihilation. Virtualization may be able to overlay any reality for another. These types of systems bridge previous metaphorical user interfaces. It supports humans rather than replaces them. The new frame of reference has its own terms, some of which may not be available to other users, so a dictionary can be assigned to combinations of (subject or tester, object) so testers can simultaneously have their own slice of reality whether for monitoring, troubleshooting, or research. How do we map the abyss? Users consider multiple dimensions from editing, interacting, or analyzing. What twitter did for words, this does for cognition, so may expect some local reality bubbles until there eventually is sanity in the form of agreed upon commons. Templates can be traded. Activists can establish new precedents, e.g. concerning issues of virtual property. Stealthy types find novel ways to avoid MP surveillance, e.g. by cloning, recombining, or knocking out particular channels. Making the case often requires representation in other forms, e.g. as shown on flash video. Applications seem unlimited, e.g. for Q&A if one can interrogate the context <insert Homeric quote>. Conferences mix participant realities or may attempt to reduce to dedicated framework. Regulatory groups may constrain their field. There are classes of measures which can begin to be characterized. What unique concerns does the augmented reality tester have? For example:


How does it get user attention? Track where looking? Know location? Navigate? Manage states and events? Determine probabilities? Generate alerts, e.g. when thresholds reached?

How is significant data backed-up? e.g. how recover lost playlists.

How are outages handled?

What are tools to produce or customize content (e.g. FLAR, iPhone ARkit, Papervision, Blender)?

Are new domains warranted, e.g. .ar?

How do reality clips?

Issues on rights management?

What are types of hardware and software standards, e.g. OpenGL, URI, GPS, RFID.

How compensate for limitation of GPS resolution if commercially limited to 20′-30′ or wider.

How about physical aspects of bulk, weight, mobility, temperature sensitivity, ruggedization, wearability?


What happens to attention span?

What types of tasks are enabled?

How do usability testing? e.g. independent variable of reality type (real, virtual, augmented), dependent transparency or navigation, and metrics for abstract/concrete, user-centered/techniques-oriented, transparent/unintelligible, incomplete/complete.

Does it negatively affect how user looks to others?

What are the safeguards?


Which new contacts or organizations are found?

Is it considered a social network? If so, usage may not be allowed by some groups? What do they do instead?


How much does it cost?

What industries result?

Which are replaced?


Is this an enhancement, game changer or evolutionary shift? What shifts result, e.g. post-printing-press, telegraph, TV, internet.

What are side-effects on other forms of media, e.g. cloud?

How are contexts selected or created? For example may be historical, improvement, theme-related, experimental, and so on.

How are grievances handled? e.g arbitration.


What are implications for cryptography?


What does augmented mean? e.g. better, improved, greater, increased, amplified, enlarged, larger, bigger, enhanced, upgraded, perfected, expanded, superior, ideal, developed or constructive, mixed, or ultimate. What ontologies result? Aliases?

What are vulnerabilities?

What surveillance results? How is it defeated?

What causes obsolescence?

Documents included AR Preseetha VV on components, Klinker and others on machine diagnostics, Odeh and others on usability, and Cowper on law enforcement.

Other book was Ashenden 2007 on VHDL.

Wiki added Content Guidelines page.

Image by Rev Dan Catt via Flickr


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