This is the Future of Augmented Reality? Let’s Hope Not.

Creepy.  Deceptive.  Perhaps even misogynistic. These are not words you’d want associated with your industry.  Yet they are accurate descriptions of the lead characters in two wildly popular concept videos depicting users of augmented reality eyewear in the relatively near future. There are several similarities, and some important differences, between the two videos.  The first […]

Augmented Reality’s Intersection With Culture, Law, IP and Ethics [VIDEO]

At the Augmented World Expo earlier this month in Santa Clara, California, I moderated two consecutive hour-long panel discussions.  The first, entitled “Augmented Reality’s Impact on Society and Culture,” was a lively discussion with author Greg Kipper; reality architect Tish Shute of Syntertainment, Inc.; wearable computing developer Noah Zerkin; and computer vision pioneer Dr. Steve […]

My Interview from Augmented World Expo 2013 [VIDEO]

This year’s Augmented World Expo (formerly the Augmented Reality Event) in Santa Clara, California was a blast.  Top-notch keynote addresses from such luminaries as Steve Mann and Will Wright complemented the largest-ever exposition of AR companies and entrepreneurs showing off an amazing array of innovations.  And I got to be part of it, as a […]

Social Media and Student Speech in Colleges and Universities

This post was principally authored by Andrew M. Pauwels, a student at the University of Notre Dame Law School and a 2013 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Facebook was invented for college students by college students, and despite the increased use of Facebook and other social media sites by the general public, college […]

What Marketing Professionals Need to Know About Augmented Reality Law

Thursday night I was privileged to be part of a panel–together with Brian Mullins of daqri, Brian Bos of Mindshare, and Marty Wetherall of Fallon–presenting on augmented reality to the AdCraft Club of Detroit.  As the lawyer on the panel, many of the questions I fielded dealt with the legal issues that are likely to […]