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.
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.
Augmented Reality Theater is an interactive installation with virtual 3D animated puppets in AR, data-gloves and physical objects tagged with RFID. For the first time both technologies – Augmented Reality and Radio Frequency Identification – have been combined in an entertaining, interactive show pushing traditional puppet theater to the 21st century. Using a data-glove, the user is able to control the position and facial expression of the puppet in Augmented Reality. Besides that various physical objects tagged with RFID are used to trigger changes in the puppet's behaviour and looks.
Different elements of a multilayered photograph projected on a wall can be displayed or hidden using an interface made of tangible RFID-tagged objects and a table with an embedded RFID reader.
Different elements of a multilayered photograph projected on a wall can be displayed or hidden using an interface made of tangible RFID-tagged objects and a table with an embedded RFID reader. But instead of simply "taking" pictures of these objects and presenting them on screen in a realistic way, the system projects their unexpected and sometimes surprising, symbolic interpretations in form of an imaginative, associative photomontage.