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  • Speaker Matt Mills
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Augmented Reality, abbreviated AR, is an artificial environment made up of the combination or real and computer-generated date, usually overlayed images connected in real-time. Augmented reality lies somewhere between virtual reality and the real world. How does augmented reality work? From shopping to culture to decorating your home, find out some ways in which augmented reality will improve your life. 3D Street Art gets upgraded to 4D with augmented reality! Their mission is "Advancing Augmented Reality to Advance Humanity." They want to educate and innovate. AugmentedReality.org is a not-for-profit platform that anyone can use to help reach augmented reality's full potential. Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts come from Aurasma, a startup that makes augmented-reality technology for mobile phones. Check out Aurasma's Official YouTube page. Get inspired! Don't miss these related TED Talks: Marco Tempest - The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)
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John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work -- and even a computer made of people.