NEWS ARLAB 2010

July 7, 2010

Kitchen Budapest, July 7-9, 2010

RFID is part of the ecology of IPV6, barcodes and all kinds of identification which enable the linking up of people, things and the environment.

If we look at it from our analogue point of view and in our current economic and democratic systems of fear, crisis and control it does not show great promise for more balance, more joy or more happiness. However, if we are able to look beyond ourselves, the real profit may lie in getting to know ourselves, our friends and our enemies better and being able to fully live up to our potential by making everything a bit more transparent.

Rob van Kranenburg and Pawel Pokutycki, the top chefs of the workshop kitchen, will cook a delicious radioactive soup tastefully tagged with the sweet flavour of do-it-yourself electronics and spime spices. Fresh food for thought, unforgettable recipes and the best ingredients served straight onto the plates of hungry creatives.

Rob van Kranenburg (NL/BE) is an innovation and media theorist involved with negotiation strategies for new technologies and artistic practice, predominantly ubiquitous computing and RFID, the relationship between the formal and informal in cultural and economic policy, and the requirements for a sustainable cultural economy. He wrote ‘The Internet of Things’ and co-organized the DIFR network in the Netherlands. He founded Council, a thinktank for the Internet of Things. He works one day a week for the Ambient... Read more

June 15, 2010

The AR Lab has been invited to hold a lecture at the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht. Wim van Eck will present the lab's projects, and talk about commercial implementations of augmented reality.

May 28, 2010

The Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam) invited the AR+RFID Lab to present during one of their Friday Night events. On Friday nights the Van Gogh Museum is open until 22.00 and there’s always something special going on. For this project a team of students (Marieke Bijster, Joris van Dam, Martin Hoorweg, Hannah Mjolses, Matthijs Munnik, Alrik Stelling, Susanne Vruwink and Arjen Zuidgeest) joined the Lab, under supervision of Wim van Eck. The current exhibition, ‘Paul Gauguin - The breakthrough into modernity’, will be the inspiration for our project. Updates on the project will follow soon! Date: 28th of May, from 18:30 till 22:00

This was also our first experiment with the bedroom (dutch: de slaapkamer).

May 26, 2010

Interior architecture student Susanne Vruwink showed a new side of Augmented Reality in her graduate exposition. She built an interactive installation, which has the shape of a closed white room. The public is invited to enter the space one by one. Once you’re in, you are part of a totally different digital world.

As said by the student: Besides my study interior architecture, I’m also interested in new technologies; especially Augmented Reality. I wanted to use the techniques and expertise I gained from doing the Van Gogh project in a different, three-dimensional way. I found the most interesting part the experiment of creating a digital environment and to see how the public reacts to it. This installation is the first manifestation of my fascination for the disappearing borders between the physical and the digital.

More pictures can be seen online at: www.susannevruwink.nl
Unfortunately you can’t visit the installation at the moment, but if you’re interested and want this installation to be a part of your exhibition, feel free to contact through the website above.

May 26, 2010

AR Lab joins the Augmented Reality-project of MediaLAB/Stedelijk Museum in YOR 'Your Own Reality'.

Augmented Reality-project MediaLAB/Stedelijk Museum

AR Lab joins the MediaLAB and Your Own Reality (YOR) who received an offer of the Stedelijk Museum to create an innovative tour in which experiments with Augmented Reality take place.
YOR created a concept for collaboration with art and design students who can make a virtual 3D art work. After curating selected virtual art works are shown on the Museum Square in Amsterdam.

May 6, 2010

12 Proposals were selected out of the submissions from 52 university colleges and some will follow. AR-Lab's new research program, AR-VIP, will focus on research in the field of Augmented Reality, Visualization, Interaction and Perception in the interest of art, design and science. The research falls within the Raak-Pro programme. This will build upon two earlier projects concerning Augmented Reality and RFID in Raak-MKB and Raak-Publiek.

Out of 52 project proposals 12 proposals were selected and some will follow.

The new research program AR-VIP of the AR-Lab will concern itself with research in the field of Augmented Reality, Visualization, Interaction and Perception in the interest of art, design and science. The research will be within the Raak-Pro programme.This will build upon two earlier projects concerning Augmented Reality and RFID in Raak-MKB and Raak-Publiek.

The objective of the research program is to conduct artistic, experimental and scientific research aimed at developing new content and interaction methods based on the technical possibilities of modern interactive visualization tools such as AR. This research will take place primarily at the AR-Lab, an experimental laboratory in the Royal Arts Academy in The Hague.

This project will structurally improve the practical and theoretical co-operation between arts and science in the field of AR, so that students, alumni, teaching and scientific staff may improve their understanding of... Read more

May 6, 2010

In totaal dienden 52 hogescholen een projectvoorstel in via de Raak-Pro regeling, waarvan er nu 12 zijn gehonoreerd. Het gehonoreerde voorstel van de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag betreft onderzoek naar AR (Augmented Reality) waar de Academie sinds 2006 mee bezig is in het AR+RFID-Lab.

Yolande Kolstee, projectleider: ‘Het is een geweldige kans om ons werk voort te zetten en uit te bouwen. We gaan verder als AR-Lab (en niet meer als AR+RFID Lab). In de afgelopen maanden zijn studenten bezig geweest om onder leiding van Wim van Eck een AR-project voor het Van Gogh Museum te realiseren in het kader van de Paul Gauguin tentoonstelling. In het nieuwe onderzoeksprogramma kunnen we ook op theoretisch gebied meer onderzoek verrichten naar de interactie die in een AR-expositie plaats vindt tussen bezoekers en virtuele beelden.’

Het nieuwe onderzoeksprogramma AR-VIP van het AR-Lab betreft onderzoek op het gebied van Augmented Reality, Visualisatie, Interactie en Perceptie ten behoeve van kunst, ontwerp en wetenschap. Het is onderzoek in de regeling van Raak-Pro. Hiermee wordt voorgebouwd op twee eerdere projecten betreffende Augmented Reality en RFID in Raak-MKB en Raak-Publiek.

Het onderzoeksprogramma heeft tot doel artistiek, experimenteel en wetenschappelijk onderzoek te verrichten gericht op het ontwikkelen van nieuwe inhouden, inhoudsvormen en manieren van interactie gebaseerd op de technische mogelijkheden van moderne interactieve... Read more

May 6, 2010

Out of 52 project proposals 12 proposals were selected and some will follow. The new research program AR-VIP of the AR-Lab will concern itself with research in the field of Augmented Reality, Visualization, Interaction and Perception in the interest of art, design and science. The research will be within the Raak-Pro programme.This will build upon two earlier projects concerning Augmented Reality and RFID in Raak-MKB and Raak-Publiek.

The objective of the research program is to conduct artistic, experimental and scientific research aimed at developing new content and interaction methods based on the technical possibilities of modern interactive visualization tools such as AR. This research will take place primarily at the AR-Lab, an experimental laboratory in the Royal Arts Academy in The Hague.

This project will structurally improve the practical and theoretical co-operation between arts and science in the field of AR, so that students, alumni, teaching and scientific staff may improve their understanding of the nature and the applications of AR within art, design and science. The AR-Lab leads the program management of the consortium, which is further composed of: Artscience, inter-faculty programme of the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatory (together Royal Academy of Art, Design, Music and Dance HBKMD). TU-Delft Biorobotics Lab, where AR techniques are researched and developed at a high level. Media Technology at Leiden University for... Read more

April 1, 2010

Digitize the crime scene: fiction becomes reality You can only investigate a crime scene once. If you forget to secure possible evidence, it will be gone forever. Wouldn't it be nice if we could preserve the crime scene digitally? So we could still investigate afterwards and train our professionals in virtual reality? In CSI The Hague the Netherlands Forensic Institute, high-tech companies and state-of-the-art knowledge institutes work together on the digital crime scene.

Digitize the crime scene: fiction becomes reality

Ronald Poelman contributes to this project with his research on interface with game engine.
Pieter Jonker contributes to this project with his research on 3D markerless tracking.

You can only investigate a crime scene once. If you forget to secure possible evidence, it will be gone forever. But the ability to investigate a crime scene is restricted by our senses. Evidence we cannot see, smell or feel is difficult or impossible to collect. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could preserve the crime scene digitally? It seems science fiction, but it is almost reality.

Crime scene investigation is on the eve of a technological revolution. To examine the possibilities, a consortium has been established in The Hague, consisting of a unique combination of the Netherlands Forensic Institute, a Dutch university, an academic hospital, high-tech companies and state-of-the-art knowledge institutes.

Within the project CSI The Hague,... Read more

March 1, 2010

Yolande Kolstee is asked about different types of Augmented Reality in Added Extras, an article on AR in print in the British Journal of Photography.

February 17, 2010

The Masters of New Media blog of the University of Amsterdam praises the innovative interface for Augmented Reality that was realised for the Kröller Müller project.

"A good example of the ways in which art can benefit from augmented reality, and becomes totally different by the use of augmented reality techniques, was the installation in the Kröller – Müller Museum by the AR+RFID Lab from the Hague.
This lab has as main objective to create and support art, which is based on augmented reality techniques. The installation at the Kröller – Müller Museum in July 2009 was a great example of this, as we can see in the documentation. The system was based on data shown on screens, which where mounted on walkers and thus moved by the spectators."

February 16, 2010

Sync is a Dutch magazine for innovation and entrepeneurship. In January 2010 an article on the AR Lab.

http://sync.nl/de-virtuele-toekomst-staat-niet-stil/

January 10, 2010

In the January issue of Intern Magazine Bram Vromans, Daan Mulder and Frank te Grotenhuis, students of the KABK who collaborated with the AR+RFID Lab, are interviewed to discuss Augmented Reality and Interior Design.