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Augmented Reality + Autonomous Vehicles: Stephen Black @ Collider

Bubiko's guide to AR is now available on Amazon!

The following are additions that were not discussed at the Detroit meetup.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2019/08/12/turning-back-seat-boredom-into-a-virtual-theme-park/#712404fc6019

! https://www.thedrive.com/tech/9548/the-biggest-opportunity-everyone-is-missing-in-self-driving-cars

!! https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/100430 (What Augmented Driving Will Feel Like, a SXSW presentation by Theo Calvin.)

I wish I had known about the projects and gentlemen above before my Detroit talk.

Do read the article by Alex Roy.

Please vote for Teo Calvin's SXSW proposal.

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Presentation

Thank you very much to Jacob, Rahul and Altimetrik for making this happen. It was a blast! A description of the event, and an introduction to Collider is here.

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Hyperreality by Keiichi Matsuda

https://www.rt.com/news/455341-chinese-hackers-tesla-autopilot/

https://mashable.com/article/nissan-ar-virtual-reality-windshield-display/

The Nissan video features outstanding visuals.

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https://www.openarcloud.org/reports/sotarc-2019

The above link is a MUST for anyone with a serious investment in AR.

Novaby is the company that did/is doing a great job with Bubiko.

(Yes, all of the research you see is self-funded. If you can help with a donation or a job...get in touch, please. I am also a photographer, artist, videomaker and a writer.

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You can see all of my adventures with Bubiko elsewhere on this blog. We would be grateful for your votes for two proposals for SXSW.

This is my proposal.

This is the proposal of Sayuri Okayama, my partner.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE!

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This book is a "living" book. Meaning if you buy it, you will get the updated editions free.

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BONNETS! (My Powerpoint looks extremely low tech. As much as I like this look, I have to say I had no choice. I was using my Chromebook , and used the baked in slide show creator. Next time, I might actually have the time to do some design work.)

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Artivive One of my own Artivive demos is here. Another, here.

Leo

Bubiko Foodtour

Rouvy Augmented Reality Released: First Ride & Explainer.

DC Rainmaker does his usually outstanding job of reviewing a bicycle-related product.Jump into the video at about the 4 minute mark to see some exemplary AR techniques. Click here to see more examples and ideas related to AR+ Bicycles.

Cannondale, for the win! A great example of functional AR in an everyday situation, as opposed to a factory or medical facility.

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From a presentation I did on AR and bike safety. All of those concepts need to be unified and rethought for the age of AR.

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Mapillary

LADOT

Superworld

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The Open Augmented Reality Cloud people are making efforts to establish a geopost standard. If you are serious about AR, follow their efforts, or better join them and let your voice be heard!

What you see is a test I did with Bubiko. While I was in a car, I positioned her in the road ahead. We then drove forward. It is not clear, and I will redo this test.

But what happened is that Bubiko was in front, then she appeared in the car, and then we saw her in the road behind us. She did not move with/in relationship to the car.

This was using Facebook Spark AR. Technical support: the amazing Dana.

Stunt driver: Norm Black.

No AR characters were harmed in the production of this rest.

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OPEN AUGMENTED REALITY CLOUD

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The AR Podcast is a must for anyone serious about AR. This is a link to the extremely informative and important interview with four of the people involved with OARC.

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Thank you Sergei!

https://www.slideshare.net/sergiikozyrev?utm_campaign=profiletracking&utm_medium=sssite&utm_source=ssslideview

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One style of point cloud rendering.

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Another way to render a point cloud. There are many ways to create point clouds and they must be interoperable.

https://www.clarissewiki.com/3.6/creating_a_point_cloud.html

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An example of an organization that has information that would be useful for AR in Detroit. Geographic Information Services… How much of what is under the road do they have records of? This info would be necessary for many AR services,

How do they make pointclouds-or do they even do this yet?

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One of Magic Leap's views on how the total AR world might look like.

The layers presented include IoT (the Internet of Things, as well as AI. Photo courtesy of Tony at the Skarred Ghost, another person I suggest serious AR/VR people support and follow.

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Another presentation from Magic Leap on how the total AR Cloud might look. They use the term "Magicverse".

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A representation by the OARC on what the layers of the cloud would be. My suggested terms would be REAL1 (R1), REAL2 (R2) and REAL3 (R3). R1=the physical world. R2; the layer with few changes; buildings, landmarks, geography. R3 being the part of the AR cloud that changes the most, and has the most segmentation.

This system also lends itself to further classification. R2C22 , for example, could refer to a specific block in Chicago for example, and R2C22E could be the collective "channel" for all organizations utilizing traffic emergency communications for that area.

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Microsoft Azure Spatial anchor systems. 'Anchor systems' refers to geoposing. There can be an endless number of clouds. Interoperability... Machines reading the world for humans... A browser...AI assisted browsers.

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This is from the State of the Open AR Cloud 2019 report by the Open Augmented Reality Cloud group. Already some governing bodies are being formed.

The report is free. Get it here.

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Ed Garten's article on AV safety, for Forbes magazine.

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The League of American Bicyclists has an active interest in AR and AV.

https://www.bikeleague.org/content/automated-vehicle-overview-box

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And the amazing BabbleRabbit! https://twitter.com/BabbleRabbit/status/1115271007315615750

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314522858_Supporting_Trust_in_Autonomous_Driving

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333645946_The_Impact_of_Autonomous_Vehicles'_Active_Feedback_on_Trust

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An AV by May.

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Shenzhen's celebration used the entire city as a canvas. Something like this could be done in Detroit with AR, for much less cost, and with greater detail. AVs could travel on programmed routes... a new form of musical is born!

My report on the maker culture of Shenzhen is here.

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The Fox Theatre is one of Detroit's cultural assets that could be utilized. This slide shows some of the layers of creation and co-operation that need to be considered.

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An example of an urban AR project, this one by Snapchat. This article also raises questions about AR in public spaces.

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Diego! DIA! https://www.dia.org/art/rivera-court

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http://amirbaradaran.com/2019/works-pages/fml.html

Go to the "0.52" mark to see the actual AR clip. It is very brief.

The video on this site by Artivive showcases some possibilities in regards to AR + flat art. https://artivive.com/walkietalkie/

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Apple's AR Art program. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-offers-new-augmented-reality-art-sessions/

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Back to bROADWAY… and we have "discovered" that the Fox Theater is geofenced. Geofencing is a blocking of AR access. Military bases, sensitive areas...the interior of homes. The Fox Theatre is copyrighted, I believe. In this fictional example, Fox may have geofenced their theater to prevent unauthorized AR usage.

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MOTOWN!

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Bose AR

So there ya go! Any questions ask below.

I am available for consultation and all kinds of AR producing, as well as photography, video, art and writing projects. Thank you for any ideas and/or opportunities.

And again, please consider voting for our two SXSW presentations:

XR: bike safety, music and Bubiko Foodtour

and

Augmented Reality and Food

THANKS!

onwARd,

Stephen Black

Works by Jack Wilson, sculptor

Motion, stillness.

Pink Floyd and Humor.

Calder and Queen.

Jack Wilson

Bubiko at the Mascot Hall of Fame

Bubiko's guide to AR is now available on Amazon!

Bubiko stopped by the Mascot Hall of Fame to meet Reggy and his furtastic friends! She also made time to sample pierogis at the Pierogi Festival!

Bubiko. Austin. July.

Bubiko's guide to AR is now available on Amazon!

It was a whirlwind trip! Trying to solve an urgent technical issue resulted in meetings with a number of great people and organizations.

Yes, this is Austin in July, but this building always reminds me of a very cold morning in the Boston Public Market!

Inside of Capital Factory, in downtown Austin. Very fortunate to discover CF an hour before they had two networking events on that same night! The story of my technical emergency is briefly described at the bottom of this post.

There were margaritas!
Impact Hub, where the supremely helpful PJ and Ramona came up with a dozen possible solutions. Unfortunately, I could not stay for the Happy Hour. This co-working space is very, very cool.
nervous charlie
Energy on the streets of Austin I
Energy on the streets of Austin II
Energy on the streets of Austin III
Got lost and discovered this sign. I wonder what that company does? Looks like something to do with food! Aroi mak mak!

He Dejado

There is a special version of HE DEJADO.

To see it, get the FREE DOWNLOAD of the Artivive app.

Android ARtivive

iPhone Artivive.

After the viewer app is installed, use it to view the image above.

He Dejado

He dejado de esperar que tú me quieras

He bajado a la tierra, sin diamantes ni sirenas

Yo era uno afuera del cánon

Como un búho me refugié

Hubo miles que se burlaron

pero ahora me quieren morder

Me despierta el vidrio volcánico

Ya no quiero que vuelvas a mí

Solo para untarme de besos mecánicos

A tu juicio, yo nunca crecí

He dejado de esperar que tú me quieras

He bajado a la tierra

Dulce y triste, gatuna crisálida,

más o menos amante de mis ojos

En el cine consientes mi mano

y entre amigos me quieres hundir

He dejado de esperar que tú me quieras

He bajado a la tierra, sin diamantes, ni violencia

Sin sirenas. Te he dejado.

Chris Register @ GOBA

I had the chance to talk to Chris a bit. Wish we’d had more time. I admire his project, especially the self-published aspect. Chris will be in Port Clinton tomorrow night, I will be there Tuesday. http://goba.com/goba-portclinton/

Bob Seger Book Notes

In the summer of 1976, Michigan had a soundtrack: Live Bullet, by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. 

I'm writing. About that. And more.

Daniel Edward Rosen article about Night Moves in Esquire

Night Moves by Stephanie Barber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvbqGubZmgo

Frenchtown: 1812

Frenchtown presentation by Nick Sass

A presentation about the battle in Frenchtown (now called Monroe, Michigan), by the Harbor View Historical Society. Featured speaker: Lt. Col. Nick Sass USMC (Ret). With Samuel J. Bonifas, President Harbor View Historical Society, and Michael A. Joseph, curator.

I was fortunate to be back in Toledo a new able to catch this interesting presentation about what happened in this area in 1812. Nick is full of facts, perspectives and humor.

Bubiko Update!

Bubiko at SXSW Overview!

Bubiko, a little chef from Thailand, looking at a sign and thinking.
Bubiko Foodtour is looking up!

2019 is moving forward for Bubiko and her team! Huge thanks to Ken at UARExplorer and Julia at Novaby, the makers of amazing 3D models.

Image from game demo by Dominique Wu and Michael Stragey.

Presenting at ARIA at MIT

...and soon, thanks to VIKRANT MUTHUSAMY

and ALEXANDRA SMITH.....Bubiko will be able to sing!

Vikrant is a very talented musician. Alex is a gift: so perfect for this project, it seems like destiny. Alex is classically trained in opera and she often works as a Disney Princess, singing children's songs!

Stayed tuned for more Bubiko excitement!

onwARd!

SB

Rochester, New York: the ARphabet Tour

 What I hope to do in Rochester. Thanks in advance for any ideas on where I can make presentations. If your company is looking for grassroots level exposure in North America, get in touch, especially if your product involves AR.

The ARphabet Tour is described here.

My startup ideas are here.

TO DO LIST

Make presentations about the art, science and business of AR. Venues I must contact: RIT, U of R, Visual Studies Workshop, House of Guitars... art spaces and galleries.

Do readings from my books.
Bookshops, libraries, galleries?

Conduct writing workshops Privately and in schools

Russ Lunn: Video collaboration,  check the No Se No tapes

Vuzix/Waking App research

 Kodak's position on the Reflex, a 35mm film camera?

See if Marcel is in town regarding: Speak-see.com and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Stroll past what used to be Scorgies.

See what is up with Margaret Explosion and the art of Paul Dodd

The ARphabet Tour idea is new, but  already I have to thank the following for their support:

T40GROUP provides services that allow their clients to confidently source and purchase wholesale goods from China. In addition to working with their proven partners, T40GROUP conducts product testing, 
background checks, on-site checking of factories/production areas and provides logistics. T40GROUP.com Thank you John and MJ!

If you want to get products made in China, or need a workspace/technical support when you are in Shenzhen.. get in touch with Troublemaker!

Book Merah: publishers of Stephen Black's books.