Layar. Aurasma. Hoppala | 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.
““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.” 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.