Augmenting reality for augmented reality

Michael Cowling, Joshua Tanenbaum, James Birt, Karen Tanenbaum

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In this article we present examples of three projects that seek to merge these two approaches by creating and fabricating playful material elements that can be integrated with camera-based AR systems but that are independently meaningful objects in their own right. We argue that this new wave of physically grounded ARtechnologies constitutes the first steps toward a hybridized digital/physical future that can transform our world.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationInteractions
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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Cowling, M., Tanenbaum, J., Birt, J., & Tanenbaum, K. (2017). Augmenting reality for augmented reality. Interactions, 24(1), 42-45.