NEWS ARLAB 2008

December 1, 2008

AR+RFID Lab has been invited to join the stand of SIA - Stichting Innovatie Alliantie at the conference Innovatieproeftuin 2028 in Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Rotterdam on Wednesday, December 3.

November 21, 2008

A presentation in Augmented Reality by students of Interior Design for a shop from the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. The interesting point was that two* people were able to walk in the same emtpy space and both a see different shop interior through their AR headsets. .

* two: because we have two headsets. If we had more headsets, more people could see different interiors of shops at the same time in the same empty space.

October 25, 2008

From October 25, 2008 until January 4, 2009 the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam was exhibiting its wonderful collection of sgraffito objects from the period 1450-1550.

From October 25, 2008 until January 4, 2009 the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam exhibited its wonderful collection of sgraffito objects from the period 1450-1550.

Sgraffito is an ancient decorative technique in which patterns are scratched into wet clay. The Dutch plates, bowls and cooking pots are part of the Van Beuningen-De Vriese collection. Artist Joachim Rotteveel, together with the AR+RFID Lab, made this archaeological collection accessible in a spectacular way using 3D techniques CT scan and 3D print.

The exhibition has been made possible by the Erasmus Medical Centre (Radiology department), TNO Science and Industry (Rapid Manufacturing Demo Centre), the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (AR+RFID Lab) and the Erasmus Foundation.

Here you'll find a compilation of the various part of the augmented exhibition.

October 20, 2008

From October 25 until January 4 the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam is exhibiting its wonderful collection of sgraffito objects from the period 1450-1550.

Sgraffito is an ancient decorative technique in which patterns are scratched into the wet clay. The Dutch plates, bowls and cooking pots are part of the Van Beuningen-De Vriese collection. The artist Joachim Rotteveel has made this archaeological collection accessible in a spectacular way using 3D reconstruction techniques from the worlds of medicine and industry. The exhibition is accessible free of charge to everyone.

The exhibition has been made possible by the Erasmus Medical Centre (Radiology department), TNO Science and Industry (Rapid Manufacturing Demo Centre), the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (AR+RFID Lab) and the Erasmus Foundation.

October 20, 2008

In collaboration with our partners from the DIFR - Dutch Interdisciplinary Forum on RFID the AR+RFID Lab is working on a new project called Tag-Scan-Privacy-Match. The goal of the project is to develop a demonstrator (a working application on a mobile phone, called Privacy Coach ), which can inform the consumers about the RFID tags surrounding them in their environment. More >>> Read also article: "Telephone turns into small wallet" by Christian van 't Hof

October 20, 2008

In collaboration with our partners from the DIFR - Dutch Interdisciplinary Forum on RFID the AR+RFID Lab worked on a project called Tag-Scan-Privacy-Match. The goal of the project was to develop a demonstrator – a working application on a mobile phone, called Privacy Coach – which informs the consumers about the RFID tags surrounding them in their environment.

September 28, 2008

On Friday, September 26 the AR+RFID Lab gave an Augmented Reality demonstration at the Picnic '08 creative conference in Amsterdam.

Afterwards our project leader Yolande Kolstee gave a lecture in a panel organized by Touching Media next to presentation of such companies as Metaio, Nokia and Total Immersion.
In the evening the AR+RFID Lab has been also present in the progamme of Discovery '08 with a pecha kucha talk on Augmented Reality.

Press (Dutch only):
Trouw, 26 september 2008 >>>

July 30, 2008

AR in NRC Handelsblad and nrc.next!

Dutch only:
NRC Handelsblad, 11 juli 2008 >>>
nrc.next, 15 juli 2008 >>>

June 28, 2008

Screen-based installation with tangible markers

From June 28 until July 6, this screen-based installation with tangible markers and a book with an interactive and animated 3D portfolio of Marina de Haas was exhibited at the graduation show of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

June 9, 2008

The new interactive project by the AR+RFID Lab, Barbara Vos (interior architect) and Dirk van Oosterbosch (interaction designer) could be seen and experienced live from June 9 until June 22 in the museum 'Escher in het Paleis' in The Hague.

The installation, using mobile Augmented Reality and Nintendo Wii technology, was related to the work of M.C. Escher and based on visual illusions and distortions in the perception of physical space.

June 2, 2008

Superimposing the Virtual. Tijdens deze avond lieten Theodore Watson, Julian Oliver (NZ), Yolande Kolstee en Jan Torpus (CH)/Alex Schaub (CH) zien dat Augmented Reality de "echte" wereld met de virtuele wereld combineert.

Real vs. Virtual

AR maakte het mogelijk om de werkelijke wereld te ervaren met een extra laag data of virtuele informatie, zoals 3D beelden, metadata of persoonsgebonden informatie.

Programma

20:00 Introductie Augmented Reality door TAG
20:10 - 20:30 Theodore Watson
20:35 - 20:55 Julian Oliver

21:00 - 21:20 The paradigm of intuitive Science
performance door Melanie Bonajo en Kinga Kielzcynska

21:30 - 21:50 Yolande Kolstee / AR+RFID lab Den Haag
21:55 - 22:15 Jan Torpus / Alex Schaub

De avond was een samenwerking van <> TAG, Den Haag en Mediamatic

May 28, 2008

Interested in Augmented Reality? Don't miss the exhibition.

Interested in Augmented Reality? Don't miss the exhibition "Augmented Reality (AR): Superimposing the virtual" at <>TAG, a platform for contemporary audio/visual art - from May 31 till June 21, 2008.

May 24, 2008

On Saturday, May 24, the AR+RFID Lab did an Augmented Reality show at the Genesis 2.0 event in Amsterdam, organized by happyChaos, an evening of lectures on technology by such speakers as Robbert Dijkgraaf, Bas Haring, Rob van Kranenburg and others.

May 22, 2008

The AR+RFID Lab participated in opening exhibition of the Checking Reality event at Platform 21, Amsterdam - "a real show about the virtual".

Envision the world as a computer game in which your clothes are 3D projections and the GPS system tells you the position of an object. Imagine yourself as an avatar, flying through future cities and simulated landscapes. Now picture this virtual world in the real world. What will it look like then?

Platform21 = Checking Reality invited to explore this world in the real world. With the art works in the Beatrixpark, films on the CASZuidas video screen, the latest experiments at Platform21, workshops, presentations and performances during Club Real evenings the programme offered a big variety. Our use of digital media heavily influences the way we experience, test and create reality. Virtual alternatives are often so convincing that they not only augment reality but seem to replace it. It’s as if ‘virtual seeing is believing’.

Artists, architects and designers are increasingly taking inspiration from the many new virtual possibilities. Some of them were asked to create new work for the Beatrixpark, adjacent to Platform21, others presented themselves during the club evenings.
Platform21 = Checking Reality was an exploration into the possibilities and results of the encounter between first and second reality. A laboratory where the reality of virtuality was tested.

In cooperation with Artvark (Tom... Read more

May 21, 2008

The team of the AR+RFID Lab congratulates Pieter Jonker for his inaugural lecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Prof.dr.ir. Pieter Jonker was appointed part-time professor of Embedded Vision in Dynamics and Control in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on 1 March 2007.

May 18, 2008

Wim van Eck and Martin Sjardijn taught a SketchUp workshop during Borders of Perception Festival in Enschede.

April 24, 2008

Large augmented reality installation of a huge amount of virtual furnishings (tables, chairs and cupboards). During Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2008 in Milan, a large space was augmented with animated furniture, interactive textile with mobile RFID technology and a small installation with tangible markers (based on the ARToolKit open source software). This was prepared by the students and teachers of Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in cooperation with the AR+RFID Lab. Paul Timmer Barbara Kooij Eva Malschaert Iris Bijvelds Melanie R. Luchtenveld Renate Nederpel

April 5, 2008

The team of the AR+RFID Lab is intensively working on a large Augmented Reality presentation for the Royal Dutcheese exhibition of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy - 15-21 April, 2008.

April 3, 2008

On Thursday, April 3 AR+RFID Lab presented a handheld version of Augmented Reality technology (based on the ARToolKit open source software) to the participants of the The Next Web Conference, Amsterdam. Check the article 'PRE: The Next Web through the eyes of young artists and students' for more information.

March 27, 2008

On Thursday, March 27 Rob van Kranenburg (Waag Society) and Pawel Pokutycki (AR+RFID Lab) were invited to give lectures on social, cultural and artistic implications of RFID technology at the 'Cool Cucumbers: Privacy, Security & RFID' event for the MSc students of Media Technology department of Leiden University.

February 18, 2008

The Augmented Reality and light installation 'Drops of white' by Marina de Haas was presented at the exhibition 'Untitled - artist in the building' in February 2008.

From the project description by the artist: "Drops of white - order, symmetry, rhythm, movement. Drops of white - light is light, transparent, changing, intangible."

February 8, 2008

After the first, kick-off meeting at Waag Society in Amsterdam in January, AR+RFID Lab invited the participants of the new forming RFID network to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. The activities of the network will cover such issues as organization of public events on RFID related topics (see e.g. Recalling RFID), developing educational programmes for schools etc. The AR+RFID Lab chairs the workgroup focusing on prototyping new applications of RFID technology in the field of art and design.

February 2, 2008

On Thursday, January 31, the Lab was part of the HBO Conference on Valorisation in the Malietoren in The Hague.

We participated in the programme by giving a short presentation on our first project year. During the break we gave an overview of some of our projects in a realtime demo. We demonstrated a.o. virtual furniture to the Chairman of the HBO-raad, Doekle Terpstra who was impressed by our results so far and the opportunities in future.
As often, a major part of the afternoon programme was dedicated to the marketing possibilities of innovatieve products and procedures.

January 31, 2008

On January 30 the AR+RFID Lab participated in the BeamLab Live event at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. Next to the presentation of Martijn van Boven (Sonic Acts), performance by Piet Jan Blauw and others, AR+RFID Lab project leader Yolande Kolstee gave a talk on augmented reality technology and its potential applications.

January 27, 2008

AR+RFID Lab prepared a new demonstration for the Open Day of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague on 26 January 2008. See short video documentation and pictures from that event on-line.