Fractal’10 AR Ident

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This application was built to showcase the Fracal’10 conference in Colombia which I will be speaking at later this month.

The strapline of the event is “Reinventing the world through Fiction, Art, Science and Technology”. I wanted to incorporate these themes in an original and playful manner that would suit my talk – “Telling stories with Augmented Reality”.

I’ve created a fragmented Anamorphic distortion which invites the user to traverse the themes of the event. The fabulously talented Juliet Lall created a series of illustrations which are fractured and scattered in 3D space. The user must rotate the marker to reveal these images before moving onto the next.

Click here to interact with it. You can download the marker here.

I will be releasing the source code for this application closer to the event.

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16 Responses to “Fractal’10 AR Ident”


  1. 1 lionel April 9, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Nice vidéo and nice game concept!

  2. 2 GuyE April 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    This is great, a bit like an augmented reality Rubik’s cube.
    Great video!

  3. 3 jamesalliban April 9, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks guys

  4. 4 ericsoco April 10, 2010 at 5:17 am

    very clever! love it.
    do you know felice varini’s work?

    http://www.varini.org/

    reminds me a bit of that.

  5. 5 jamesalliban April 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks Eric

    I wasn’t aware of her work but it looks great. I was inspired by shadow art such as that found here:

    http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/incredible-shadow-art-created-from-junk/12265

    and here:

    http://www.designer-daily.com/remarkable-shadow-art-405

    And also works such as this:

  6. 6 charo April 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    it reminds me of http://www.aumentados.es, but yours is so much better! i like the video :)

  7. 7 Daniel May 5, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Hi James! Greate job!
    I’m from Colombia but I could not attent. Can you share the code anyway for other people?
    Thank you :P

  8. 8 jamesalliban May 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Daniel – I’ve just released the code for this application and many others. Look here for more info:

    http://jamesalliban.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/augmatic-open-source-repository/

  9. 9 James May 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    James, than kou very much, now the next step is to learn from your pojects.
    I’ll send you an e-mail soon.

  10. 10 Ventoline November 10, 2010 at 7:21 am

    it seems that something is missing, not a file though, i get this error after initialising the FLARManager, when the addevent listener are added:

    TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.
    at fractal::App/markerAddedHandler()
    at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()
    at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()
    at com.transmote.flar::FLARManager/detectMarkers()
    at com.transmote.flar::FLARManager/onEnterFrame()
    TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.

    Where could this come from?

  11. 11 felipe2643 February 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I do not speak English. I live in Medellin and I was in the fractal and I want to work more on augmented reality. you are a genius mr jamesalliban


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