Media Technology MSc

Towards Novel Relationships between the Virtual and the Real in Augmented Reality


Abstract

In Augmented Reality (AR), virtual and real content coexist n the same physical environment. However, in order to create AR, solely adding virtual content to a real space does not suffice. In this paper we argue that an augmentation adds and relates something virtual to something real. Subsequently, we discuss both existing and promising future relationships between the virtual and the real. We explore what AR is and what it could possibly include from a technology-independent and conceptual point of view. By comparing our take on AR with common manifestations of AR, we identify possible directions for future research and AR (art) works, such as the use of non-visual modalities and the design of novel interactions between the virtual and the real.

Reference

Hanna K. Schraffenberger and Edwin van der Heide, Towards Novel Relationships between the Virtual and the Real in Augmented Reality. In: De Michelis et al. (Eds.), ArtsIT 2013, LNICST Vol. 116, pp 73–80, 2013

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