Projection Mapping Brings an Ancient Greek Statue to Life | WIRED


PURISTS WILL SCOFF, but we could be nearing a future where new technologies make art museums come to life. Not hyperbolically, in the sense that virtual reality displays and touchscreen tablets let you interact with art in new ways (we’re already seeing that in spades, thanks to smart renovations at places like the Cleveland Museum of Art and the new Cooper Hewitt.)

This is more literal. In this near-future, works of art might actually register facial expressions. They might blink, or look right at you. READ MORE: Projection Mapping Brings an Ancient Greek Statue to Life | WIRED.

Windows Holographic: Microsoft Goes Full Throttle Into Virtual Reality | Mashable


Microsoft introduced Windows Holographic, a technology that gives us a “world with holograms,” during its Windows 10 event on Wednesday. It would let a user transform one’s living room into a “surreal gaming environment,” according to the company.

There are no wires. No external cameras.

It works with Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, which allows users to wirelessly view holograms. Both the HoloLens and Windows 10 are slated to be available this fall.

READ MORE: Windows Holographic: Microsoft goes full throttle into virtual reality | Mashable

The 21 Coolest Internet Of Things Gadgets | Bernard Marr


Top 30 Applications of Google Glass in Education [Interactive Infographic] | OpenColleges


The future is now. With Google Glass, teachers and students alike can display information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, while interacting with the Internet via natural language voice commands. With limitless possibilities at its fingertips, the education community can build closer working relationships with students, and allow children to get more involved with their learning experience. Open Colleges takes a look at how Google Glass might be used in education.

Click the link to EXPLORE all the possibilities illustrated within this interactive infographic: Top 30 Applications of Google Glass in Education  | OpenColleges


How Google Glass might be used in Education – An infographic by the team at Open Colleges

Woman Puts Deus Ex On Computer Chip In Her Hand | Kotaku


Zoe Quinn doesn’t just make heartfelt, experimental games like Depression Quest. She’s also pretty set on becoming a cyborg, judging from the cyberpunk as hell implants she’s gotten over the last couple of years.

READ MORE: Woman Puts Deus Ex On Computer Chip In Her Hand | Kotaku

New iOS/Android App from Layar and Pearson Offers Augmented Reality for Print Books | LJ INFOdocket


Read the story here: New iOS/Android App from Layar and Pearson Offers Augmented Reality for Print Books | LJ INFOdocket.

Gadgets: Going Way Beyond Wearable Technology | Information Space


These mediums of providing information are still exciting and brand new. The opportunities for devices that augment reality, capture life’s moments in real-time and improve on the function of smartphones are limitless, but what about when the the human body actually becomes one with the technology? I want to take a further look at technology that goes deeper than the surface of the skin.

See the full story: Gadgets: Going Way Beyond Wearable Technology | Information Space.

So what the heck is wearable tech, anyway? | CNET


“Wearable tech” is the latest hot buzz phrase, and its been surging in consumer electronics circles. But despite how simple the label sounds on the surface, its a category thats extremely tricky to pin down.

Wearable Tech

See the full story: So what the heck is wearable tech, anyway? | Wearable tech – CNET Reviews.

The Immersive Information Professional – Next Steps | The Search Principle


“The challenge in this whole virtual continuum is assessing whether any of these trends are worth our time and intellectual energies.”

via The Immersive Information Professional – Next Steps | The Search Principle

Tame the Web: Trends & Tech Presentation at PLA for SJSU SLIS « Tame The Web


Trends & Tech Presentation at PLA for SJSU SLIS

via Trends & Tech Presentation at PLA for SJSU SLIS « Tame The Web.

Sound bytes: Don’t let technology “freak you out” and “become more comfortable with chaos.”  Technology = connecting to users. Extend the mission of the library.

Discusses emerging technology trends such as mobile, augmented reality, geo-social (location-based), creation and fabrication spaces (making stories and printing things) and learning 2.0.

Really good, timely presentation applicable to public libraries from one of my favourite blogging librarians.

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