Mobile AR News: Google Puts Faces of Historic Women on US Currency via Augmented Reality

Mobile AR News: Google Puts Faces of Historic Women on US Currency via Augmented Reality. “Using image recognition, the new Notable Women app replaces the usual faces shown on various denominations of US currency with faces from the Notable Women database. Once enabled, the app also lets users tap the screen to read more about the person’s achievements.”

Wired: For Museums, Augmented Reality Is the Next Frontier

Wired: For Museums, Augmented Reality Is the Next Frontier . “Mae Jemison, the first black woman to go into space, stood in the center of the room and prepared to become digital. Around her, 106 cameras captured her image in 3-D, which would later render her as a life-sized hologram when viewed through a HoloLens headset. Jemison was recording what would become the introduction for a new exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, which opens tomorrow as part of the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day.”

BBC: ‘There are boats floating above my head in Times Square’

BBC: ‘There are boats floating above my head in Times Square’. “Imagine holding your mobile phone up in front of Pablo Picasso’s Woman with Green Hat and seeing the portrait transform into a photo of the muse who inspired the painting. Or admiring one of Claude Monet’s many famous depictions of water lilies, only to see the image morph into video footage of the artist’s real flower garden in Giverny, the inspiration for this series of paintings. It is how visitors to Vienna’s Albertina Museum can experience its current Monet to Picasso – The Batliner Collection exhibition.”

Neowin: Facebook gets more inspiration from Snapchat, launches AR games in Messenger

Neowin: Facebook gets more inspiration from Snapchat, launches AR games in Messenger . “Facebook today announced a new feature for its Messenger app: augmented reality (AR) games in video chats. These games will allow up to 6 people to play together and compete in real-time during a video call. Right now, the company is introducing the self-explanatory Don’t Smile and Asteroid Attack, which tests each player’s ability to steer a spaceship using their face.”

The Next Web: Google’s AR design guidelines aren’t complete shit, but should be better

The Next Web: Google’s AR design guidelines aren’t complete shit, but should be better. “When Google and Apple announced their mobile augmented reality (AR) platforms last summer, they rocked the 3D world. Almost overnight, Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit shifted the center of gravity for 3D UX design away from headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR toward already ubiquitous mobile devices.”

Google Blog: Learn how to build AR experiences with Coursera

Google Blog: Learn how to build AR experiences with Coursera. “As Augmented Reality (AR) technology develops, many companies are using it to transform how they create products, communicate with their users, market to new customers, and train their employees. To support this growth and foster a new generation of AR creators, today we’re launching Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore—a free class on Coursera for those who are just getting started with AR.”