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Layar. Aurasma. Mobile Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality Lab. Caitlin Fisher’s Circle at ELO12 Caitlin Fisher’s Circle was installed at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference Media Art show in June 2012 and awarded the “Jury’s Choice” Award.

Augmented Reality Lab

““Circle” is an augmented reality tabletop theatre piece that tells the story of three generations of women through a series of small stories. The first version of this piece was created using a custom marker tracking system and the user interacted with the piece by exploring the markers with a webcam, triggering small poetic voiceovers and videos.

The version being premiered here was built in Unity and uses natural feature tracking — the black and white markers of the earlier version are replaced by objects and photos. The user interacts with the piece by holding up an iPad or smartphone as a magic looking glass to explore the story world.” The installation was built for the iPad using Qualcomm’s Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK. Circle on the iPad at ELO12 Image Source: Learn More: ARToolkit for Max/MSP. Layar 'Augmented Reality' Browsing - Current Students. Layar ( is a "beautiful, fun augmented reality app that shows you the things you can't see". It's a way of using the camera on your smartphone to 'augment reality' and show points of interest around you, including real objects, such as cafes, bars and the like, and virtual objects, for example wikipedia entries or people using Twitter.

Screenshot of Layar in use Once you've located a point of interest you can click a button on the interface and it will give you directions from your current location to whatever it is you have selected. The University of Exeter ‘Layar layer’ The University has created it's own layer of information that you can access through the Layar augmented reality browser. Screenshot of the Layar browser in use at the University of Exeter There are hundreds of points of interest available through the University of Exeter 'Layar layer', such as places to eat & drink, the location of lecture theatres, recycling facilities, open access PC rooms and more.