Zugara Obtains Patent for Augmented Reality “Social Shopper”

For the past year, I have been advising my readers in the augmented reality industry to obtain patents on their inventions for quite some time now, and I’ve been warning that patent battles over this technology were just around the corner.  Both that advice and that prediction were vindicated on September 25, 2012 with the […]

Augmenting Perceptions of Society and Self

The following article of mine was published in the latest issue (No. 1 | 2012) of the Journal of CyberTherapy and Rehabilitation, a publication of the Interactive Media Institute.  Please check out the entire issue for a fascinating and in-depth collection of article on the use of augmented reality in health care. Social media have forever altered the […]

A Hollywood Insider’s Perspective on Location-Based AR and Physical Injury

Yesterday at Vox: the 4D Summit, Dreamworks’ Director of Global Interactive, Chris Hewish, gave a wide-ranging keynote address on Hollywood’s use of augmented reality. One of the examples he cited was “The Witness,” a choose-your-own-adventure-type “movie” that required users to trek all over Berlin looking for markers that unlocked video content.  He showed the following […]

Judicial Conference Committee Releases Model Jury Instructions on Social Media Use

The Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management (CACM) has proposed model jury instructions regarding electronic technology use during trial.  They come in response to a recent study by the Federal Judicial Center that found social media misuse by jurors to be a real and significant (if manageable) problem. These instructions are just […]