About AR Lab

AR Lab

The AR Lab is a cooperative effort between the Royal Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten - KABK), Delft University of Technology and Leiden University and three companies. The AR Lab is part of the research programme AR-VIP. We are based in the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Yolande Kolstee has led the AR Lab since the start in 2006. Wim van Eck is the 3D expert. For more information about the participating researchers and companies, see our contact page.

Augmented Reality, Visualisation, Interaction, Perception

The current research programme 'AR-VIP: Augmented Reality, Visualisation, Interaction, Perception' is funded by RAAK-Pro and comprises the following:

  • Experimental and exploratory research in the artistic domain, takes place in the AR Lab in The Hague, contributing in this way to a wider use and understanding of novel visualisation techniques by fine art artists and students. We do this by aid of art students' projects or by setting up projects with various museums like Van Gogh Museum, Boijmans van Beuningen or Kröller-Müller Museum. Students (especially KABK students) involved with AR or related projects can get support from the AR Lab.
  • The scientific research on visualisation, image processing and tracking takes place at the Bio-Robotics Lab of Delft University of Technology by PhD student Robert Prevel, professor Dr. Ir. Pieter Jonker, and at the Faculty of Technique, Policy and Management, were Dr. Stephan Lukosch works on the research project 'CSI-The Hague' which is closely related to the Dutch Forensic Institute, NFI. One of the results is the correct posing of virtual content in space using a headset or AR glasses. KABK students developed headsets during the course Cool Design, which is part of the post-graduate course Industrial Design, held from September 2010 till February 2011.
  • The scientific research on perception is part of the domain Media Technology at Leiden University. Hanna Schraffenberger conducts her PhD research in this field, focussing on interaction models and non-visual augmented reality. Her advisor is Edwin van der Heide and her promotor is professor Dr. Bas Haring at Leiden University.
  • The research on influence and meaning of new visualisation techniques for higher art education will be conducted by Yolande Kolstee within her research domain (Lectoraat) Innovative Visualisation Techniques (IVT).

The AR Lab welcomes students, artists, researchers, museums, festivals, and anyone else who needs help or advice with their Augmented Reality projects; especially those working in the field of Cultural Heritage. Students can contribute to the AR Lab either for brief or extended periods in various ways. As a research assistant, or a 3D animator, for example, or in any other form they choose.

KABK students might fill their Individual Study Programme space (6 ECTS per semester) with an introductory course, or by working as a market researcher / AR-Trooper (new as of September 2011) or by participating in a research project. From time to time, students are invited to join a research group which does AR projects for museums or the industry, as was the case for the Van Gogh Museum, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Kröller-Müller Museum, Fokker and KLM. Wim van Eck is the main advisor for students who wish to use AR in their work.

Students - including those from other institutes - who would like to use AR in their (final) exam project are invited to contact the AR Lab. Students who wish to write their (final) thesis on AR can get help from the AR Lab as well. Their work may also be published on this website.

Whether you are new to Augmented Reality (AR) or an expert, you'll find plenty of information on this website to keep you informed about our current and upcoming activities, but take a look at our archive as well. You can also find out what is new in the world of Augmented Reality. Students and teachers from all three of the abovementioned institutes are engaged in the various artistic, experimental or scientific projects.

External partners, such as students from other institutes, (small) companies, museums, festival programmers, are always welcome in our Lab. Here, Yolande Kolstee and Wim van Eck will review and discuss the plans ahead. We will try to find solutions for AR projects and if possible (due to time restrains) contribute. See our projects.

CSI Victory Boogie Woogie project

Recently, students from the Royal Academy of Art, Amsterdam University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences took part in the project CSI Victory Boogie Woogie. In this highly collaborative project, institutes such as The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NEST, Cultural Heritage Agency (Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed) and the Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (Stichting Behoud Moderne Kunst) are also involved.

CSI Victory Boogie Woogie project

Recently, students from the Royal Academy of Art, Amsterdam University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences took part in the project CSI Victory Boogie Woogie. In this highly collaborative project, institutes such as The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NEST, Cultural Heritage Agency (Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed) and the Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (Stichting Behoud Moderne Kunst) are also involved.

AR Lab nominated for a RAAK-Pro Award

For the second year in a row, one of the AR Lab’s projects – Smart Replicas this time – was nominated for a RAAK-Pro Award! This ceremony was held on 21 November 2013 and is part of Stichting Innovatie Alliantie (SIA) annual conference. Each year, prizes are awarded to those projects that take knowledge circulation, knowledge advancement, projects’ results and sustainable innovation to heart.

AR[t] magazine issue 3 online!

The third issue of AR[t] is online now! A limited number of hardcopies of the magazine are available as well. This issue offers a wide range of articles discussing the possibilities, and even some drawbacks of AR. We hope this new issue will inspire our readers.

AR[t] magazine issue 2 online!

The second issue of AR[t] Magazine is now published online! AR[t] is an inspiring magazine series for the emerging AR community in- and outside the Netherlands. A limited number of hardcopies are also available. AR[t]Magazine is run by a small and dedicated team of researchers, artists and lecturers at the AR Lab (based at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Leiden University.

AR[t] magazine issue 1 online!

On 25 April 2012, the first issue of AR[t] was published. AR[t] is an inspiring magazine series for the emerging AR community inside and outside the Netherlands. The magazine is run by a small and dedicated team of researchers, artists and lecturers of the AR Lab (based at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Leiden University.

AR Lab nominated for RAAK-Pro award 2013

We are very proud to announce that we are nominated for a RAAK-Pro award 2013 for our highly collaborative (Studio Maaike Roozenburg, TU-Delft, KABK students from the Graphic Design department, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) Smart Replicas project! With this project, our aim is to reuse historical objects by 3D-printing them and enriching them with innovative techniques such as AR. KABK Students, all the while, learn how to adopt new techniques to further their artistic design research.

3D-scanning masterworks at TU-Delft

One of the AR Lab’s partners, Delft University of Technology (involving master student Tim Zaman and professors Pieter Jonker, Jo Geraerdts and Joris Dik) has developed a 3D-scanning method with w

MeMachine: bio-technology, privacy and transparency

Imagine a future where everything you do is filed and catalogued by wearing a high-tech data suit outfitted with sensors measuring bodily functions such heart rate, respiration and sweat secretion. Welcome to MeMachine, a technological and artistic project, headed by documentary filmmaker Monique Nolte, that aims to fuel the discussion about current privacy issues by presenting an extreme vision of the future.

Smart Replicas project: Design Column #4 The Circle Is Round

Design Column #4 The Circle Is Round features four stories that provide a counterweight to the current tendency towards withdrawal and defence. In different ways the projects show that thinking in terms of boundaries and linear developments is by no means always relevant. When doors appear to close, opportunities arise elsewhere. The ‘plastic soup’ in the ocean is not bound by national borders. Newer and bigger is not always better. Growth is cyclical; the circle is round.

Pop-Up Galleries 2012-2013 organised by the AR Lab

The AR Lab and the research department Innovative Visualisation Techniques, both headed by Yolande Kolstee, coordinated four Pop-Up Galleries alongside four lectures organised by the Royal Academy of Art’s lecture programme, Studium Generale. A Pop-Up Gallery is an exhibition of limited duration – one evening only. These events enabled students from different departments at the Academy to showcase the results of their research into the artistic possibilities of new media – specifically Augmented Reality (AR).

Graduation project The Walk of Weightlessness

Recently, we helped Illustration and Fashion student Lisa van Binnendijk (School of Arts Utrecht - HKU) with her graduation project. In The Walk of Weightlessness she uses our AR headset Marty:

4th Pop-Up Gallery: Interactive/Media/Design - photo report

The AR Lab's fourth and last Pop-Up Gallery of the current study year took place on 23 May 2013. Interactive Media Design in Wonderland was a great succes! Students were supervised by lecturers Casper Koomen and Nick van 't End, who helped them to create very diverse, interactive and autonomous art pieces.

BBC captured the work of Tim Zaman

BBC captured the work of Tim Zaman, who graduated from TU-Delft under the supervision of professor Pieter Jonker and professor Joris Dik with his master thesis ‘Development of a Topogra

Code Pop-Up Gallery: Coding Victory Boogie Woogie - photo report

On 23 april an extra Pop-Up Gallery, Coding Victory Boogie Woogie, was organised by the research department IVT and the AR Lab. The event was inspired by the coding competition that Utrecht based medialab Set-Up initiated.

During the extra Code Pop-Up Gallery works of, amongst others, the ArtScience/C0d3l4b were on display.

Installation based on Govert Flinck's painting Isaac blessing Jacob

The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed - RCE) invited us to develop an installation based on the painting 'Isaac Blessing Jacob' by Govert Flinck on show in the Museum Catharijneconvent. This way we aim to make technological research about art accessible in a playful way and for a broad audience. Building upon our work for the Van Gogh Museum, we will create an installation which offers visitors to the museum a playful way to interact with this scientific data.

Code Pop-Up Gallery: Coding Victory Boogie Woogie. On Tuesday 23 April 2013

Coding as skill for artists. Works by ArtScience/C0d3l4b students as well as some works from the contest to code Mondriaan's Victory Boogie Woogie, will be on show on TUESDAY 23 April, at 16.00 hrs in the Gallery. This is an extra Pop-Up Gallery in the Pop-Up series initiated by the research department IVT. The first Pop Up Gallery was with Graphic Design students, followed by Photography students and Fine Art students.

Smart Replicas project: the first results

Graphic Design students at the KABK have completed a number of projects under Gert Dumbar's guidance for the Smart Replicas project. This project is a collaborative effort between Studio Maaike Roozenburg, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the AR Lab and Delft University of Technology.

Smart Replicas graduate

Design for Interaction Master student, Lotte de Reus, graduated from the TU-Delft in March 2013 with her contribution to the Smart Replicas project. Her aim was to liven up / augment the experience of looking at pottery and she did that by creating a responsive 3D audio tour. As Lotte summarises:

3rd Pop-Up Gallery: Fine Art - photo report

On 21 March 2013, the third Pop-Up Gallery - Augmented Reality of the Subconscious - took place which attracted quite a crowd. Preceding that, two lectures were orginised by Studium Generale: Scarlett Hooft Graafland and Lieven van Velthoven. Students from the Fine Arts department showed their work with AR; they were supervised by guest teacher Nick van t End.

3rd Pop-Up Gallery: Fine Art

The third Pop-Up Gallery on Augmented Reality will take place on 21 March 2013 at 18.30 hrs in the Bleijenburg hall at the Academy! Fine Art students create works based on the theme Augmented Reality of the Unconscious. Prior to the exhibiton, and orginised by Studium Generale, AR-artist Lieven van Velthoven will present his work and Scarlett Hooft Graafland is set to give her presentation entitled "Soft Horizons, realtime software, games and art".

Smart Replicas Magazine

The following richly illustrated magazine stems from projects created by second year Graphic Design students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in the context of the project Smart Replicas by

2nd Pop-Up Gallery: Photography - photo report

The second AR Lab Pop Up Gallery took place on Thursday 21 February 2013, where works by students from the Photography department were on show. Just like the first edition, the research department IVT collaborated with Studium Generale. After the lectures in STOOR, the audience went on to the Bleijenburg hall for the Gallery (and for the drinks).

2nd Pop-Up Gallery: Photography

After the busy and festive first AR Lab Pop-Up Gallery on 15 November 2012, the second edition opens on February 21, 2013 in the Bleijenburg hall (ground level) at the KABK. Works from Photography students will be on show and artists Keetje Mans and Wouter Prins will give a presentation about their work.

Open Day KABK 2013

The KABK's Open Day last Saturday 26 January 2013 was a nice moment to show some of the AR Lab's projects as well as to give more

W. Huang, L. Alem, and M. A. Livingston (Eds.)
Language: English
Pages: 283
ISBN-10: 1461442044
ISBN-13: 978-1461442042
Publisher: Springer, New York

Human Factors in Augmented Reality Environments

In this book Yolande Kolstee wrote chapter 11: “Interactive AR Installation: Lessons Learned in the Field of Art, Design and Cultural Heritage.” Advances in hardware and networking have made possible a wide use of augmented reality (AR) technologies. However, simply putting those hardware and technologies together does not make a ‘good’ system for end users to use. New design principles and evaluation methods specific to this emerging area are urgently needed to keep up with the advance in technologies.

AR[t] magazine issue 2 online!

The second issue of AR[t] Magazine is now published online! AR[t] is an inspiring magazine series for the emerging AR community in- and outside the Netherlands.

1st Pop-Up Gallery: Graphic Design - photo report

On Thursday 15 November 2012, the AR Lab organised the first in a string of Pop-Up Galleries, which attracted a lot of interest, in close collaboration with the research department Innovative Visualisation Techniques and the Royal Academy of Art’s Studium Generale. For the first edition, students of the Graphic Design Department were asked to work on the concept of AR.

1st Pop Up Gallery on AR

The first Pop Up Gallery will take place Thursday November 15th and opens at 17:00 hrs in the rooms around the Auditorium of the Academy.

1st Pop-Up Gallery: Graphic Design

The AR Lab and the research department Innovative Visualisation Techniques of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague will organise a series of Pop-Up Galleries and lectures together with the lecture programme Studium Generale, that investigate how Augmented Reality can be used by artists. The first Pop-Up Gallery will take place on Thursday 15 November 2012 and opens at 17:00 hrs in the rooms around the Auditorium of the Academy. Students of the Graphic Design Department will show their work and graphic designer Niels Schräder and AR-artist Sander Veenhof will give lectures.

AR Lab gave a presentation at MoMA in New York

During the AR Lab's stay in the United States in November 2012 for the ISMAR 2012 conference, the Lab had the opportunity to visit, on invitation, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York and to m

ISMAR 2012 Georgia Tech, USA

Meet us at 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2012): the symposium will be held from November 5 - 8, 2012 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA.

Awards Pop-Up Gallery

The first Pop-Up Gallery, held on November 15, featured projects by students from the Graphic Design department.

MUSEUM NIGHT at Science Centre TU-Delft

MUSEUM NIGHT Science Centre TU Delft: AR Lab shows the Bedroom of Van Gogh.

AR lab will demonstrate a very special way of showing specialist captures of the famous painting of Van Gogh.

Contribution AR Lab to an academic publication

Recently, the book Human Factors in Augmented Reality Environments has been published by Springer, for which Yolande Kolstee contributed chapter 11, "Interactive AR Installation: Lessons Learned i

Smart Replicas research project

Smart Replicas is a research project of Studio Maaike Roozenburg, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, AR Lab en TU-Delft; a project at the intersection of design, cultural heritage and science. Students of the KABK's Graphic Design department, under guidance of Gert Dumbar and the AR Lab, will contribute on this project. Students of Industrial Design Engineering department of Delft University of Technology will work on this project as well.

3rd prize at the RAAK-AWARD 2012!

The AR Lab won the 3rd prize at the RAAK-AWARD 2012! The award ceremony took place at the 'SIA-jaarcongres 2012', we also presented our 'Van Gogh' project there.

Eye-wear for AR! 

With the announcement of Google Glass augmented reality eye-wear (or head mounted displays as they were called before) suddenly became a hot topic. With the announcement of Google Glass augmented reality eye-wear (or head mounted displays as they were called before) suddenly became a hot topic. Since Delft University of Technology has been developing augmented reality headsets for a long time together with the AR Lab (TU Delft is actually one of the pioneers in this field), we are following Google's developments with high interest.

AR Lab shortlisted for AR Summit Award London 

The AR Lab's entry has been shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative use of AR 2012' Award as part of the upcoming AR Summit in London.The winners will be announced during an awards drinkreception on

New Project Van Gogh Re-Use of Canvases

A new project group of student, in a class of Wim van Eck, will produce some new exciting installations to show in the Van Gogh Museum the scientific discoveries that were made by material researc

AR[t] magazine issue 1 online!

On 25 April 2012, the first issue of AR[t] was published. AR[t] is an inspiring magazine series for the emerging AR community inside and outside the Netherlands.

AR Lab in Nederland Labland (Dutch)

Virtueel Platform launched a Dutch publication of more than 50 media labs in The Netherlands. This inventory gives a broad overview of the lab-landscape.

New Project Van Gogh Re-Use of Canvases

A new project group of KABK students, in a class of Wim van Eck, will produce some exciting new installations to be displayed at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Scientific discoveries that were made by material researchers and art-historians are shown in a compelling way. The AR Lab's iPad installations will be available for the public till June 2012.

Research started on new visualisation techniques (in education) at Art Academies

Research into the use of new visualisation techniques in Art Academies has begun, as part of the research department Innovative Visualisation Techniques. We have joined forces with collegues from, amongst others, the Rijksakademie and HKU. Teachers and workshop staff who are involved in this domain are welcome to join the research group. Please subscribe via info@arlab.nl.

The study will consist of four reports:

Graduation project Hide/Seek

We helped Julie Vanderbeck, a graphic design student who graduated last summer at the Sint-Lukas Brussel, to realize her graduation project Hide/Seek. In her own words:

The Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire played Die Walküre

On Friday 16 December 2011, The Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire played Die Walküre (act 1) by Richard Wagner, at the beautiful concert hall ‘De Vereeniging’ in Nijmegen. The AR Lab was invited by the Royal Conservatoire to provide visuals during this live performance of Die Walküre. Together with students from different departments of the Royal Academy of Art we designed a screen consisting of 68 pieces of transparent cloth (400 x 20 cm), hanging in four layers above the orchestra.

AR Lab supports the Political Arts initiative

Launched as a complement to the more conventional Political Sciences, the Political Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political ideas and actions

digi-drinks 2: 3D printer

Monday December 12 2011 we held Digi-drinks 2. Workshop employees Yvo van Os and Hilario Nicolaas introduced the 3D printer and the new giga 4 -spindle milling cutter.

AR Lab lecture at Cinekid

On October 28 the AR Lab will give a lecture at the Cinekid for Professionals Conference about the different types of augmented reality.

From 15:30-18:00

AR Lab presents at ISMAR 2011

For this conference an article of Yolande Kolstee and Wim van Eck has been accepted. ISMAR 2011: The 10th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Oct.

AR Lab presents at NIGHT OF THE NERDS

1300 visitors! On Saturday October 8 2011, the spectecular ScienceCentre NEMO in Amsterdam was the heart of the second edition of "Night of the Nerds".

Start Design of New Headset

The Post Graduate Course Industrial Design of the KABK will start designing our new headset, chaired by Alfred van Elk. They will use the components of a Vuzix iWear VR920.

digi-drinks 1: new visualisation techniques!

First digi-drinks was a nice get-together! We met teachers from all departments who engaged with each other lively. We decided to have these 'digi-drinks'' on a regular base.

Market Research AR in museums: IST project KABK students

From September to November 2011, we are enlisting help from our AR-Troops for market research on the use of AR in the cultural domain. In this practical research group students will identify where and how augmented reality is used in cultural and artistic domains. Students (individually or in small groups) will go on fieldtrips to museums we identified as important in this field to interview curators or other staff. The goal is to get information on the value, the appreciation and importance of augmented reality and other innovative visualisation techniques for museums.

AR Lab website will be bilingual

Both the Augmented Reality Lab website and the website for the research domain Innovative Visualisation Techniques will be available in two languages shortly.

Van Gogh's studio practice: Canvases re-used

KABK students and the AR Lab contributed to this exhibition. The opening is 21 June 2011 at 18.30 hrs, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. In September 2011 a group of students will once again contribute to this exhibition on the re-use of canvases by Van Gogh. For the project Re-Use of Canvases, part of the Van Gogh Studio's practice research programme, the AR Lab was invited to contribute.

SURF meeting on AR

On February 17, a Seminar ‘Innovation and Inspiration’ will take place in Utrecht, MediaPlaza, organised by SURF Foundation.

AR-Troops

AR-Troops: We still are looking for students who wish to form a group of market-researchers. Students from all departments are welcome to join.

Design of New AR Glasses in Cool Industry Class

In the Cool Industry class of the postgraduate course Industrial Design, with teachers Alfred van Elk and Niels Mulder, new concepts and products were developed for AR Glasses / Goggles.

Design of New AR Glasses in Cool Industry Class

In the Cool Industry class of the postgraduate course Industrial Design, with teachers Alfred van Elk and Niels Mulder, new concepts and products were developed for AR Glasses / Goggles. If possible, one of these AR glasses (eyewear) will be prototyped and used for real mobile AR. We will add a computer – as small as possible – and one or two cameras and we will use markerless AR. It will probably only function indoors for now; due to the effect the changing weather conditions have on the light intensity.

online!

Yesterday evening we launched our new website. We are proud of our new looks! We will use the logo in our communication every where. Did you see the news categories?

Van Gogh

After some meetings in December 12, 2010, the AR Lab finally got the official request to contribute to the exposition of the Studio - Practice-Presentation in which the Van Gogh Museum will explai

KLM pilot project

We were asked to make an interesting AR experience for people who are waiting at the gate, after their check in procedure. With Sander Veenhof we are developing a pilot.

Fokker

New virtual design for Fokker aircraft!

Testing our Kinect with Unity3d

e are currently experimenting how well the motion capture capabilities of the Microsoft Kinect work within Unity3d (game-engine).

Open Day 2011

In collaboration with Sander Veenhof, the AR Lab made a layar-based event for our visitors, students and student candidates. With iPhone or Android they were able to collect virtual dogs...

Boerhaave

Boerhaave We will work on an AR installation for the Boerhaave museum. Wim van Eck will lead this project.

Open Day 2011

In collaboration with Sander Veenhof, the AR Lab made a layar-based event for our visitors, students and student candidates. With iPhone or Android they were able to collect virtual dogs... Sander Veenhof, Wim van Eck and Yolande Kolstee had three brainstorming sessions with students from IMD and ArtScience. Alicja Marcinek made the dogs, Varun Vachhar made the instruction video and Ivan Henriques contributed to the concept.

AR Headset design

The Cool Industry class of Post Graduate Course Industrial Design, with teachers Alfred van Elk and Niels Mulder demonstrated their final concepts and products to a delegation of TU-Delft.

AR Lab at the Van Gogh Museum during the Uitmarkt

During Uitmarkt 2010, which is the national opening of the cultural season in the Netherlands, the AR Lab made an installation for the Van Gogh Museum Friday Night event on August 27. To mark the completion of the restoration of Van Gogh’s "The Bedroom", this Friday night will be devoted to this world-famous work. We made an installation based on the painting "The Bedroom", which makes it possible for visitors to discover the painting in a playful way.

Workshop on RFID and other kind of spimes

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.

Graduation Project of Susanne Vruwink

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:

AR Lab lecture at the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht

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.

AR Art on the Museum Square

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

Augmented Reality-project MediaLAB/Stedelijk Museum

The AR+RFID Lab in Intern Magazine

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

Christmas lecture in Glasgow

The AR+RFID Lab has been invited to hold a christmas lecture at the Glasgow branch of the British Computer Society.

MT Design Day 'Disruptive by Design'

Yolande Kolstee, projectleader of the AR+RFID Lab, will talk at the MT Design Day 'Disruptive by Design' at the Rotterdam School of Management.

AR Ecosystem Event at V2_

On December 4 V2_ will hold an event on the topic of Augmented Reality. The AR+RFID Lab will be present.

Kennisfestival 2009

During the Kennisfestival 2009 in Leiden the AR+RFID Lab will show Augmented Reality books of its presentations at the Salone di Mobile in 2008 and at Kröller-Müller Museum this summer.

Opening of our exhibition 'State of the AR'

The opening of our exhibition 'State of the AR' on Monday 16 November was a great success! Many people from the Dutch world of Augmented Reality came to see the works that were exhibited in the gallery of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK). Professor Pieter Jonker, AR Lab's Yolande Kolstee, Sabine Wildevuur, Joost Rekveld and Dorota Walentynowicz gave talks on the subjects of science, art, technology and machine vision. The exhibition was curated by Joachim Rotteveel. State of the AR is still open every day until 28 November.

AR+RFID Lab in magazine Chip

The lab has its own side feature in an article on Augmented Reality in the November issue of Dutch magazine Chip. The magazine interviewed Yolande Kolstee about the activities of the lab

4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

From September 25, 2009 until January 10, 2010 a building designed by Tim Versteegh, a student from Artez, Arnhem Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, will be shown at the 4th International A

A Sweet Summer's night at the Kröller-Müller Museum (AR)

On 11 July, the AR Lab presented a large Augmented Reality installation for the “Sweet Summer Night: Illusion” exhibition at the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum. For this event, the Lab created unique 3D content and developed innovative Augmented Reality equipment, such as adapted walkers with screen-based AR systems mounted on them and a large rotating screen showing a 360 degree panorama of the sculpture garden.

Dutch Augmented Reality Atlas

On June 18, during the 2009 GSDI World Conference in Rotterdam, Geonovum presented the first Dutch Augmented Reality Atlas to celebrate the opening of the National GeoRegistry. The AR Lab developed the AR Atlas and made a small online application.

GSDI 11 World Conference

During the 11th edition of the GSDI World Conference in Rotterdam Geonovum presented the first Dutch Augmented Reality Atlas to celebrate the opening of the National GeoRegistry.

Dutch Augmented Reality Atlas

On June 18, during the 2009 GSDI World Conference in Rotterdam, Geonovum presented the first Dutch Augmented Reality Atlas to celebrate the opening of the National GeoRegistry.

CHI The Netherlands Conference 2009

The KABK's AR+RFID Lab exhibited its Augmented Reality applications for cultural heritage at the Dutch conference for Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design on 11 June 2009 in Leide

ICT Delta Congres

On Tuesday May 12 2009, the AR Lab hold an Augmented Reality presentation at the ICT Delta Congres in Utrecht including a talk of Yolande Kolstee and Joachim Rotteveel on innovative applications o

Graduation project of Lisette Huizenga (AR)

In April, Fine Arts student Lisette Huizenga presented a preview of her graduation project 'Caleidoscopia' in AR. Her graduation installation was shown at the gallery of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague during the Graduation Exhibition of 2009.

Augmented Reality in Idealize

Online platform on creativity and innovation Idealize wrote an article about the projects of our Lab with the Augmented Reality technology.

AR+RFID Lab in ScienceGuide

Dutch on-line magazine ScienceGuide published an article about the Sgraffito in 3D project.

Sgraffito in 3D project.

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Interactive Mirrors (AR)

On 31 January 2009, during the Open Day of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the AR Lab presented an entertaining augmented reality installation based on small, tangible markers and "interact

KABK Open Day 2009

On Saturday, 31 January 2009 during the Open Day of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague the AR+RFID Lab presented a new, entertaining augmented reality installation based on small, tangible mark

Interactive Mirrors (AR)

On 31 January 2009, during the Open Day of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the AR Lab presented an entertaining augmented reality installation based on small, tangible markers and "interactive mirrors" - a set of screens displaying 3D models of hats above the head of the person holding the marker.

AR+RFID Lab in Hong Kong

From 8th till 13th of December the AR+RFID Lab participated in the Business of Design Week '08 event in Hong Kong.

Innovatieproeftuin 2028

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.

Interior and Furniture Design (AR)

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.

*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.

Boijmans van Beuningen: Sgraffito in 3D

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.

Sgraffito in 3D

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.

Tag-Scan-Privacy-Match (RFID / NFC)

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.

Tag-Scan-Privacy-Match

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.

Tag-Scan-Privacy-Match (RFID / NFC)

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.

Graduation project of Marina de Haas (AR)

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.

Augmented Reality installation in the museum 'Escher in het Paleis' (AR+Nintendo Wii)

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.

Presentation at Genesis 2.0

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

Salone del Mobile 2008 (AR+RFID)

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 and Renate Nederpel.

Royal Dutcheese

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

AR+RFID Lab at The Next Web Conference

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, Amst

Cool Cucumbers: Privacy, Security & RFID

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 'Coo

Drops of white (AR+SOUND)

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.

Drops of white (AR+SOUND)

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."

RFID network meeting

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.

BeamLab Live

On January 30 the AR+RFID Lab participated in the BeamLab Live event at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

KABK Open Day 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.

AR+RFID Lab in the press

On Monday December 17 Dutch daily newspaper 'Het Financieele Dagblad' published an article on Augmented Reality and the projects of AR+RFID Lab in its 'Research / Applications' section.

Design Den Haag

On Saturday, December 15 the AR+RFID Lab participated in the Design Den Haag event with two presentations - one at the Royal Academy of Art, for interior and industrial designers, and another one

Augmented Reality for Interior Design

The AR lab team is working on an Augmented Reality application in the field of interior design and architecture. In the demonstration below, virtual furniture can be attached to optical markers that are movable in real space.

Our new office

We are happy to annouce that our AR+RFID Lab is now moved to a larger and brighter room BB.103 at the Royal Academy of Art, just on the opposite side of our former location.

Out of the blue at TodaysArt Festival (AR+SOUND)

AR Lab's artist in residence, Marina de Haas, worked with Wim van Eck, Jan Willem Brandenburg, Jurjen Caarls and Alwin van Rooij to create a unique audio-visual AR environment made of round object

Out of the blue at TodaysArt Festival (AR+SOUND)

AR Lab's artist in residence, Marina de Haas, worked with Wim van Eck, Jan Willem Brandenburg, Jurjen Caarls and Alwin van Rooij to create a unique audio-visual AR environment made of round objects leading back to the basics of all organic shapes on earth. The elliptical shapes come out of the walls and find their way into the exhibition space. When you wear the Augmented Reality headset you must stay in a circle of 1.50 meter around the table, which is set in the middle of the space near the wall. Here you will see and hear spheres flying through the space.

AR+RFID Lab gets a new grant

Our new grant application 'Interactive visualization technologies in art and design' has been accepted by the evaluation committee of the Stichting Innovatie Alliantie (SIA) and is one of the sele

Demo at BacinolEXPO in Delft 

On Friday June 29 the AR+RFID Lab gave a demonstration of Augmented Reality at the exhibition 'Virtueel Realisme' organized by BacinolEXPO in Delft, an association in the field of art, design and

New Headset Design (Industrial Design)

Students of the postgraduate course Industrial Design at the Academy worked with AR Lab's partner Fabrique on the prototype design of the Augmented Reality headset.

New Headset Design (Industrial Design)

Students of the postgraduate course Industrial Design at the Academy worked with AR Lab's partner Fabrique on the prototype design of the Augmented Reality headset. It is based on the elements of the Visette 45 SXGA, with a miniturized embedded camera platform and a motion detector.

Augmented Reality Theater (AR+RFID) @ unDEAF, satellite event of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival 2007, Rotterdam 

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.

AR+RFID Lab on tour!

On Saturday, April 14 AR+RFID Lab will present its new project combining AR, data-gloves and RFID in an experimental theater play and installation during unDEAF - uncurated, unmoderated, self-orga

AR Open day

The KABK's annual open day included an example of AR to show to prospective students.

Augmented Letter Soup (AR)

The Netherlands is a country where a rich tradition in typographical design not only manifests itself in the creation of excellent typefaces for print but also for consumption and the arts. Dutch people are – as Gert Dumbar puts it – also letter-eaters, as illustrated by traditional Dutch letter chocolate and letter pasta.

Augmented Letter Soup (AR)

The Netherlands is a country where a rich tradition in typographical design not only manifests itself in the creation of excellent typefaces for print but also for consumption and the arts.

Augmented Reality Workshop

The Augmented Reality Workshop was the first collaboration initiative between the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

Augmented Reality Workshop

The Augmented Reality Workshop was the first collaboration initiative between the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). From March until June 2006, students from both institutes worked together on creating experimental, interactive 3D environments to be used in Augmented Reality projects in the fields of gaming, interior design and the fine arts. Some results of this workshop were presented during the official opening of the AR+RFID Lab on September 8, 2006.

Interactive Photography (RFID)

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.

Interactive Photography (RFID)

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.

Interactive Hats (RFID)

Interactive Hats is an audio-visual installation presented in the entrance hall of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague during the Open Day in January 2005. It consists of interactive animations – made in Macromedia Flash – controlled by tangible, physical objects: hats. If one of the hats lying on the table is placed on an active area, (where the RFID readers are mounted under the table) the system will project a short movie associated to it.

Interactive Hats (RFID)

Interactive Hats is an audio-visual installation presented in the entrance hall of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague during the Open Day in January 2005.