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    Liisa Mathlin

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    AR Weekly | Sept 25 | 2020

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 25.9.2020

    Halloween season is knocking on the door, so what better way to go trick-or-treating than with an AR Ghostbusters game?

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    Topics: AR News, Packaging, AR Technology, Entertainment

    Augmented reality brings life to murals and street art

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 24.9.2020

    For over a decade, Arabia Street Festival has brought music, food, and art to the streets of the Arabia area in Helsinki, Finland. The annual festival celebrates communality and sustainability, and street art has been in its focus since the beginning. 

    13th of its kind, the festival organized on the 5th of September 2020 went online for the first time ever. In addition to the online program, the festival audience could, and still can, walk around the Arabia area to explore the gorgeous public art. This year, nine street art pieces enhanced with augmented reality decorate the streets and buildings.

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    Topics: Case study, Culture

    AR Weekly | September 18 | 2020 | Facebook Connect edition

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 18.9.2020

    This week we'll focus on the Facebook Connect event. The event looking to the future of AR and VR was organized online earlier this week.

    Many of the sessions were aimed more towards VR creators and revolved around the new Oculus Quest 2, shipping from October 13th. Still, many interesting insights about AR's tomorrow lay ahead!

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    Topics: AR News, AR Technology

    AR Weekly | September 11 | 2020

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 11.9.2020

    Last week Mario Kart, this week PAC-MAN! Our favorite games from the past are coming to reality.

    Also, the XR field is getting the much-needed privacy framework, a new set of AR glasses arises, and the world's first AR-built motorcycle.

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    Topics: AR News, Culture, AR Technology, Entertainment

    AR Weekly | September 4 | 2020

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 4.9.2020

    Real-life Mario Kart is true!

    And so are a global AR alliance, augmented reality windshield, and yet another AR wine. 

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    Topics: Consumer goods, AR News, AR Technology, Entertainment

    Public artwork comes alive with augmented reality

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 3.9.2020

    For a Finnish graphic artist Seela Petra, public art means action for collective well-being. Through art, stories about changes in nature, wild youth, child's play, love, and aging become alive.

    Seela Petra's artwork One Day is a collection of characters and scenes inspired by the Tapiola area in Espoo, Finland. The piece was created in 2019 as a part of Tapiola's new bicycle parking at the AINOA shopping center, in collaboration with Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA. Now, the artwork comes alive with augmented reality.

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    Topics: Case study, Culture

    AR Weekly | August 28 | 2020

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 28.8.2020

    Hold your horses - industry giants are on a roll!

    Alibaba debuts AR driving app, Amazon is improving its AR shopping features, Facebook makes changes into the AR/VR organization, and Apple TV+ takes on AR.

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    Topics: AR News, AR Technology, Entertainment

    AR Weekly | August 21 | 2020

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 21.8.2020

    Summer is not over if there AR margaritas. And there are!

    Copy & paste margaritas, art preservation, and classic literature gamified, all possible with augmented reality! Read on to find out more.

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    Topics: AR News, Culture, Entertainment

    Helsinki Synth City Festival's ticket promotion gamified with AR

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 19.8.2020

    Helsinki Synth City Festival is an annual music event. The festival is organized by the Helsinki Synth City artist collective, a group of independent, uncompromising, and likeminded artists.

    In 2019, the very first Helsinki Synth City Festival took place in Ääniwalli, Helsinki. The organizers wanted to bring a new wing to the marketing, so an AR-enhanced ticket competition was arranged.

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    Topics: Case study, Culture, Entertainment

    AR Weekly | August 14 | 2020

    Posted by Liisa Mathlin on 14.8.2020

    The global lockdown has increased the need for virtual entertainment, and that's what we'll get. Muse announces a mixed reality virtual stadium experience, Burning Man extends the reality even more, and Nreal's MR glasses shipping this month in Korea on AR Weekly.

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    Topics: AR News, AR Technology, Entertainment

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