Augmented Reality (AR) is a term for a live view of a physical real-world environment that is augmented by virtual imagery generated by a computer. Unlike Virtual Reality (VR), which represents a completely virtual environment, AR enables us to enhance our perception of the physical world with snippets of information from the virtual. This example uses Quick Response (QR) codes, which are capable of being decoded by a computer or smartphone device at high speed. The computer is able to formulate a perspective of the scene and overlay a rendered geometry in real-time.
This technology was used extensively not only as an interactive presentation medium throughout the MArch Thesis, but as a live demonstration to the hypothetical 'new urban reality' of City 2.0. Conventional two-dimensional representation that had originally been derived from three-dimensional geometry was therefore re-invigorated in this way.
Extended footage coming soon.