On Tuesday, January 18th, ARNY - Augmented Reality New York held our 13th meetup. In November of last year we lost our regular venue, due to Mark Gorton’s legal woas — OpenPlans is (or was) solely financed by Gorton. OpenPlans continues to operate, but had to bring on tenants. The gorgeous penthouse loft with panoramic skyline views, for which we will be forever grateful to Sophia Parafina, is no longer available to us … so our homeless band of ARgonauts had to find new shelter from the New York winter. Matt Quint found us wandering aimlessly over the ash covered snow dunes of Manhattan. He took us off the streets, gave us warm clothes and two WiFi passwords. We have now taken up new, if temporary residence at a Columbia Business School lecture hall. But enough about our Odyssey, let’s move onto the real story.
At our January meeting, Gene Becker, Augmented Reality Strategist at Layar gave a demonstration of the Hoppala! content management system (CMS) for building AR layers for the Layar Mobile Augmented Reality Browser, without the need for coding. He also shared an augmented reality journalism project created by Stanford University’s Historical Archives.
Sid Gabriel, a San Francisco augmented reality developer and the organizer of our sister meetup in the bay area, ARdevMob, gave us a preview of how he is using his LightNucleus platform to augment a live dance performance here in New York this week.
Noah Zerkin, who is a technician on NASA-funded neurovestibular research at Mount Sinai Medical Center, as well as data-glove, haptic and fully immersive interfaces research at Integrated Realities, is an expert in augmented reality hardware. He gave us his thoughts on the state of the industry in augmented reality eyewear with a focus on the Raptyr glasses recently unveiled by Vuzix, earlier this month at CES.
You are invited to join our live audience on February 15th. ARNY - Augmented Reality New York meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Matt has generously reserved for us the use of his lecture hall for February, so we will again be meeting at Columbia University.
AR Summit @ Engage Expo! - New York, February 16
GeoWorld Summit - New York, May 12
ARE - Augmented Reality Event - Santa Clara, CA, May 17 & 18
Augmented Reality Summit - London, June 16
Layar - US Distribution Manager - San Francisco Bay Area, Fulltime