Well, I figured it was high time to jump on board the augmented reality train. All the examples I’ve seen have just been amazing and I had to find out for myself just how difficult it was. Turns out, it’s remarkably simple.
For the subject matter, I turned to the recently deceased J. G. Ballard. Ballard was one of those remarkable authors that helped shape the course of my life. From the time I first picked up Atrocity Exhibition back in high school, I knew this man was a visionary comparable only, perhaps, to W. S. Burroughs. It’s a real blow to the entire world to have lost him. And, really, what better figure to place in a “scifi is today” setting?
You’ll be missed, Jim. RIP.
If you’re familiar with AR in Flash, you know the drill. Print out the little marker file and hold it up to your webcam. You can rotate the image of Ballard using your arrow keys. The little animated ribbon things are courtesy Soulwire. Enjoy.
21 April, 2009