I’ll be presenting a conference paper Repurposing Augmented Reality Browsers for Acts of Creative Subversion at this years Apple University Consortium (AUC) CreateWorld Conference. It’s all about my initial experiments figuring out how to use Augmented Reality as an activist tool.
I’ll be talking a little bit about my failures too, including the above video! I ambitiously tried to augment the Queensland State Parliament building during the recent election, but unfortunately it didn’t work on site (the video is a desktop simulation test). I had successfully augmented large buildings before, but I think in this case the ever changing gardens in the foreground caused the image recognition to fail. You could work around this with a geo-located augmentation, but that starts to get complicated and expensive! I will just chalk it up as another learning experience.