Tag Archives: bicycling and AR

Hey Turbosquid, please don’t sue me! Think creative commons + free advertising.

Hello Turbosquid! As we all know Turbosquid provides excellent 3D models for use by game makers and builders of virtual worlds.

May I suggest that you allow the screen captures on your website to be used as something like a Creative Commons license? Doing so would allow energetic AR producers like myself, as well as all kinds of creatives to use those striking images... and we would be happy to credit you and the maker of the models. In short, we would be advertising for you!

I respect the model maker's skills and economic needs, and hope this idea can help promote them.

This suggestion is prompted by the following situation.

A presentation about AR and its impact upon the world of bicycling.
Stephen Black's presentation at the 419 Room, on Augmented Reality and Bicycling
  1. The creator of the powerful bike image was credited, both in the paper flyer (20 copies made in total) and here and here on line.
    The credit link went here, the cgstudio online shop.
  2. The poster suddenly had to be made, less than 24 hours before the event, Ride of Silence. A strong simple image was immediately needed.
    The day after the poster was done, I contacted the maker, explaining and hoping they would agree that the use of the image is actually advertising/ a showcase for them/TurboSquid.
    The reply was that I could not use the image because I did not pay for the model. I wrote a second, positive email, explaining that I was actually advertising for them. The response was that I should contact TurboSquid and "everything is recorded".

  3. I have not made any money from AR since I began researching/began a startup three years ago. The event is free. At present I do not even have a company set up.

Thank you Turbosquid for thinking about this...

Stephen Black

Hummingbirdsday provides the best branding and marketing solutions for tech startups. This screen capture features a game idea featuring Green Bean Boy, a character developed by Dominique Wu, the founder of Hummingbirdsday. Here Green Bean Boy enjoys a meal with Bubiko Foodtour.
Screen capture from an AR game by Dominique Wu. Although this version of Bubiko is 2D, it exemplifies cross-promotion. This still is from a Green Bean Boy game idea by Dominique Wu/Hummingbirdsday Studio

PS Another 3D project I am involved with are the Dundercats. With both the Dundercats and Bubiko, we would certainly talk to creatives about using the characters in exchange for promotion. On a case, by case basis of course.

PSS If you happen to be a 3D model maker who has images of bikes/bike parts/bike riders in wireframes, and ARE COOL WITH CROSS-PROMOTION...drop me me a line! I am not making any money yet, but things look very good when we get our AP app out. Here is a bit about me. Thanks for reading to the very bottom of this post!


Cycling and Augmented Reality

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The presentation at the 419 Room will be from 5:30-6:30 on Tuesday May 21. We can hang around and have another coffee afterwards.

Stephen Back's presentation at the 419 Room, on Augmented Reality and Bicycling
Background image: https://www.cgstudio.com/3d-model/cyclist-athlete-in-red-suit-on-bicycle-353909

The presentation is for a general audience and is not technical. The basics of AR will covered, along with examples of how AR is changing the world of bicycling, including safety, navigation, racing, and body monitoring. There will also be some speculation on how AR could impact the Northwestern Ohio bicycling world.

Admission could possibly be $5 (now checking to see if this permissible with Rustbelt) or a social media post or two emails to interested parties. CC: AR2wheels@gmail.com

This is a self-funded project; no sponsorship and no sales of any kind.

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I am also prepared for presentations all kinds of AR-themed presentations. For example: for children, for finance, for businesses, for parties, events and for general audiences. Consulting services are also available. email: ar2wheels@gmail.com

Thanks!

SB

The following is for a presentation I will be doing in June, in association with GOBA, the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. The presentation is not open to the public.

My background,including the presentation at MIT.

My books.

SXSW!

Ar entrepreneur Stephen Black interview
Kevin Turley interviewing Stephen Black

I will be sharing information and doing demonstrations for a general audience. This is not a technical presentation; it will be entertaining and informative for bicyclists of all ages.

I am not affiliated with any of the companies and there are no sales pitches of any kind. I recently gave a talk about AR at MIT. At the bottom of this post is a flyer for the workshops and presentations I gave at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

If you have any suggestions or questions, add them in the comments section. Thank you! (There will be additions and refinements made to this post as it gets closer to the live presentation. Stop back!)

This link explains how the Cannondale/AR/Vuforia platform evolved. A bit technical, but interesting.

Rouvy indour training

An article about an AR being tested in England to increase bicycle use by teens and other groups not normally bike active.

Bike construction project by Prefrontal Cortex

Velonews report on AR smartglasses.

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I do many things, including write books, one of which is a bestseller.

Speaking of writing, Chris Register will also be at the GOBA event, and he has written a series of books based on his journey across America by bicycle. The book is called Conversations With US, and there is a great website about it here.

AR consultants
Poster for Stephen Black's presentations and workshops at Hong Kong PolyU, July 2018

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!