We live in an augmented world.
Metaio is very happy to announce the start of the Metaio International Augmented Reality Developer Contests, with 4 separate categories open for competition. Design incredible content; launch the best AR Game yet; build an app that solves a real-world problem; or try your hand at Junaio and publish the most “popular” channel.
Grand prize is a trip to Munich this fall for the annual InsideAR augmented reality conference where you will present your entry to some of the world’s most renowned technology visionaries and professionals. Good luck, and submit your intent to compete today!
There are things that are happening
- The Noun Project announces contest to design universal symbol for Augmented Reality [The Noun Project]
- Microsoft Illumiroom could one day bring AR home [Mobile Commerce Press]
- Augmented Reality: Blackhat exploits for Google Glass [Wired: Beyond the Beyond]
- Is Google Glass Cool? [Forbes]
- Shine starting to wear off for Google Glass? [New York Times Bits Blog]
- When will Smartglasses and other wearable tech hit the mainstream? [Scientific American]
Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Use code AWE3META to get a special discount, courtesy of Metaio. Come see Metaio deliver unmatched insight on the industry along with the latest and greatest of AR demos, including the brand-new AREngine! [registration]
Meet Metaio at the Augmented Reality Summit, June 20th in London [event site]
Interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending InsideAR, the most exciting event in the augmented reality industry? Contact us! [event site]
Pick of the week: “White Men Wearing Google Glass” Tumblr.
I’m not entirely sure what this really says about the future of wearable computing, but it’s certainly a talking point. It also highly amusing to see techworld celebrities like Pete Cashmore (below) and Joshua Topolsky sporting the famous glasses in glamour-shot-like glory. I can’t decide whether we’re going to look back on these with awe or ridicule. Think Game Boy vs. 80’s cellphone. Mix in that it’s turning into a fashion statement and there’s a high probability it will be the latter. I’m hoping for the best.