NEWS ARLAB 2009

December 14, 2009

The AR+RFID Lab has been invited to hold a christmas lecture at the Glasgow branch of the British Computer Society. Yolande Kolstee will present the lab's projects, and will bring a few of our Augmented Reality Books for a live demo.

December 10, 2009

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

December 4, 2009

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

December 3, 2009

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November 23, 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.

November 16, 2009

The opening of our exhibition 'State of the AR' on Monday the 16th of 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 November the 28th. The AR equipment is available every weekday from 16:00 until 18:00 and on Saturday from 11:00 until 14:00.

#hekje @ State of the AR.mp4
November 6, 2009

Research in Art and Design with Augmented Reality at the AR+RFID Lab. With the 'State of the AR' exhibition, the AR+RFID Lab of the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague (KABK) and the Bio-Robotics Lab of TU-Delft show the art projects and designs that have been developed over the past three years. This exceptional exhibition can be experienced from 16 November until 28 November in the Gallery of the KABK, the Academy in which the AR+RFID Lab is situated. The KABK's AR+RFID Lab specializes in researching the usability of new visualization techniques for art and design. A specialism that suits the KABK well. At this Academy, students are trained to be independent, self-conscious artists and designers who, driven by an experimental attitude, have an obstinate contribution to their discipline and society. The Lab collaborates closely with the Bio-Robotics Lab of the TU-Delft. 'State of the AR' consists of several components. The 'Augmented Exhibition' for example, sows how exhibitions could be set up in the future. At the 'Augmented Exhibition' abstract paintings serve as a visual code. These codes evoke an extra dimension to the exhibited piece. This component can only be viewed with an AR-headset. For the operation of the headset an expert will be present each day from 16.00 to 18.00. Whenever there isn't an expert present visitors will watch along with an automated visitor: a mannequin transformed into a robot who looks around wearing Augmented Reality glasses. Visitors can... Read more

#hekje @ State of the AR.mp4
October 29, 2009

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

October 25, 2009

The AR+RFID Lab held a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design which was well received.

The lecture is part of a series covering responsive environments. The pursuits thus far have included purely digital as well as mixed digital/physical projects and courses. The lecture series ties in with this interest and presents speakers that pursue a variety of related, yet diverse types of work. Material based approaches, engineering, artistic approaches, environmental approaches – the series will host a total of 6 speakers this academic year, and intentionally brings a spectrum of speakers to the school that are outside the traditional boundary of the design profession.

October 2, 2009

Scientific American writes about Jurjen's Phd thesis! The article is called "New Computer Graphics Systems Give Reality a Convincing Makeover"

Yet another article appeared a few days later on a French website L'Atelier (in French).

September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009

De Pers wrote an article about Jurjen Caarls' Ph.D. thesis.

September 25, 2009

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 Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam.

The building has been animated and put in an Augmented Reality environment by the AR+RFID Lab. This AR production was made in co-operation with MINIbar.

September 24, 2009

Idealize also wrote about Jurjen's Ph.D. defense at the TU Delft.

September 23, 2009

This friday Jurjen Caarls will have his Ph.D. defense at the TU Delft on the subject of optical see-through Augmented Reality.

The headset he developed is currently being used by the AR+RFID Lab.
De Telegraaf wrote an article about it.

July 11, 2009

On July 11, the 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 walkers with screen-based AR systems mounted on them and a large rotating screen showing a 360 degree panorama of the sculpture garden.

The Lab collaborated in this project with students from different departments of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague: Ferenc Molnar, Mit Koevoets, Jing Foon Yu, Marcel Kerkmans and Alrik Stelling. The AR Lab team consisted of: Yolande Kolstee, Wim van Eck, Melissa Coleman en Pawel Pokutycki, supported by Martin Sjardijn and Joachim Rotteveel.

Blockhead door Ferenc Molnar
Torso door Mit Koevoets
Commentaar op standbeelden van Mario Metz door Jing Foon Yu
Commentaar op standbeelden van Eugène Dodeigne door Jing Foon Yu

June 18, 2009

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.

June 18, 2009

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. The AR+RFID Lab developed the AR Atlas and made a small online application.

June 11, 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 Leiden. The 3D-Popup Book and Reconstruction Lab were part of the exhibition Sgraffito in 3D at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen earlier this year for which the lab worked in collaboration with artist Joachim Rotteveel. A paper by Yolande Kolstee, manager of the AR+RFID Lab, written especially for this conference has been accepted for publication. Below a video in Dutch of Yolande Kolstee and Wim van Eck demonstrating optical see-through Augmented Reality.

June 10, 2009

Augmented Reality applications in arts. From the conference Mensch und Computer, http://www.vielmehr.org/ Presenters: Anaisa Franco, Wendy Ann Mansilla

We as ARlab are happy to see that one of our first AR-art projects is mentioned in this tutorial!!
This tutorial will introduce participants to artistic AR creations applied to entertainment and new media art. It will give an insight on the current digital art scene and then be given concrete examples of AR usage in various creative activities, including digital entertainment and new media art.

1/ Background on digital art
2/ Game-oriented AR applications
3/ Links between new media arts and AR
4/ Review of AR in digital art

Since artists as known as artists they are altering the reality, concretizing ideas, concepts, which was only existing in a virtual space inside their minds. The artist’s creativity has a fundamental function on the development and presentations of new perceptions of the world. Through out their vision, they make innovations, always looking forward to open spaces and broke barriers, altering the infected normal vision of reality.

In this tutorial, we are presenting some works examples that deals somehow with Augmented, mixed or hybrid realities; works that are looking forward new ways of perceiving the world. What is perception? It can be a mental impression, or the ability to become aware of something through... Read more

May 12, 2009

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 of AR technology in the cultural sector.

May 5, 2009

Short interview with Yolande Kolstee about creative industry in the region of Haaglanden.

April 8, 2009

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.

March 13, 2009

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

March 3, 2009

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

Sgraffito in 3D project.

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January 31, 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 markers and "interactive mirrors" - a set of screens displaying 3D models of hats. See the video and pictures below:

January 31, 2009

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.

January 20, 2009

From 8th till 13th of December the AR+RFID Lab participated in the Business of Design Week '08 event in Hong Kong. Wim van Eck presented the Sgraffito in 3D project from the exhibition at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.