ASTE 2013 Augmented Reality Art Gallery
Augmented Reality (or AR for short) is a fun, interesting technology that is largely free and waiting for pioneers. Basically, you put your iPad (iPhone, Droid, whatever) in camera mode, point it at an image of something in front of you (like your artwork) and suddenly, automatically and wirelessly other images are downloaded from the Internet. The two image sources then mix on your screen. Here is an example of Marvel comics is using it.
How to Contribute?
At the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE) 2013 conference, we will have an AR art gallery to show student work. When conference goers look at your art through their iPads, they will see you explaining your work while looking at your work.
This is just one way of contributing. For a more complete description, please go to jasonohler.com/aste2013.
Download Aurasma Lite. If you want to play with AR, try downloading Aurasma Lite. It's a free app for iPads, iPhones and other devices.
When and Where?
The ASTE 2013 conference is in Anchorage, Feb 23-26th , 2013.
Any question? Email me.
Artist in Residence Dr. Jason Ohler
Jason is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He is author of numerous articles, books, and teacher resources and continues to work directly with teachers, administrators, and students. Combining twenty-five years of experience in the educational technology field with an eye for the future, Ohler connects with people where they are, and helps them see their importance in the future development of living, learning, and working in the Digital Age. Although he is called a futurist, he considers himself a nowist, working nationally and internationally to help educators and the public use today's tools to create living environments that we are proud to call home.
Dr. Ohler is a Professor Emeritus, Educational Technology at the University of Alaska, where he was the Director and creator of the Masters in Educational Technology program for 20 years before becoming the President's Professor of Educational Technology and Distance Learning for 5 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication from Simon Fraser University, and he holds an Alaska State Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education.
Jason has earned many awards including but limited to WCET's Outstanding Work (WOW) award, Cable in the Classroom's Excellence in Education finalist, International Visual Literacy Association's Special Contributions Award, Apple's Distinguished Educator appointment, State of Alaska's Distinguished Career Citation, and Alaska Society for Technology in Education's President's Award.