Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web thinks that there is a third iteration of the web emerging: (web 3.0?!) big data, wearable computing, the internet of things, and 3D printing are all a part of the wave of emerging technologies that once again will disrupt where we’re at now and make a step change in our world (think of the impact on our lives of the social two-way technologies of web 2.0).
The new wearable computing screens, such as Google Glass, may well help the established technology of augmented reality (or AR) take off. Although currently limited to about 1000 sets of prototype spectacle-like head mounted sets, they’re likely to go on mass sale next year. I for one will be wanting a pair of smart glasses! The official trailer for Glass has so far been viewed over 20m times, so I guess I’m not alone!
It’s easy to see from the trailer how augmented reality will enhance our lives. Admittedly, I don’t ice sculpt or trapeze as much as the people in the ad, so having extra functionality around those activities isn’t of that much interest. But I could receive live directions, take and receive photos and video, have real-time information overlaid on things I’m looking at, chat, translate foreign languages – all instantaneously and effortlessly – this could get AR into the hands of everyone.
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The Touring Network (formerly known as Performing Arts Network, or PAN) have worked with Rudman Consulting national programme AmbITion Scotland funds to develop Tourbook – an online social network for promoters and touring companies focusing on bringing work to remote geographical areas. Watch their fascinating case study to discover what implications and benefits and features the social network will enable!
|21 March 2013|
Hannah is talking at Creative Edinburgh’s conference The Making & Breaking of the Creative Industries in the morning session. Come along to find out more about the AmbITion Scotland programme co-designed and delivered by Rudman Consulting and hear about how arts, cultural and heritage organisations engaging with the programme are experimenting with radical new ways of working, finding new clients/audiences and how their business models are changing.