Augmented Reality

I hadn’t heard of this term until today, and I still didn’t really understand what it was describing until I actually experimented with it.  I’m not sure what practical applications it has other than the “gee whiz” factor, but maybe it has some educational potential…

Here’s a video example, from Musician John Mayer–check out the link to this video on his offiicial website.  You’ll need a webcam and a way to print out the graphic displayed on the webpage.

And here’s an example of how augmented reality is being incorporated into print, in Esquire magazine.

Regardless of any immediate practical uses for the technology, it’s still pretty cool, in my opinion.