Digital Justice in Detroit

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Earlier this week, I got the chance to speak at a Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) Code event sponsored by Creative Many (formerly “ArtServe Michigan.”) The theme was “Cities, Privacy and IP in the Digital Now,” and I contributed some of my ideas about protecting artists’ intellectual property and creative uses for augmented and other digital media. The[...]

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Rampolla Calls Out AR Companies for Alleged Astroturfing

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Last week, AR blogger and Augmented Legality friend Joseph Rampolla published the results of his investigation into a group of individuals affiliated with the companies AugmentedRealityTrends.com (a collection of blog posts and nes articles about the AR industry) and SeeMore Interactive, which has a handful of AR-related apps in the iTunes app store. He documented the fact that[...]

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Can Augmented Reality Be a Weapon Against Ebola?

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Joe Rampolla, the long-time commentator on AR legal and social issues, has a new article out today on his ARDirt blog called “Stopping the Spread of Ebola through Augmented Reality.” It’s an interesting piece. His thesis is that digital eyewear equipped with thermal imaging cameras would offer a much more efficient way to screen travelers[...]

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Andy Ninh – Augmenting the Practice of Law

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What is it about Michigan and lawyers interested in AR? I can still count on one hand the number of lawyers I’ve encountered worldwide who have given any serious amount of attention to augmented reality. But there is now a second one here in the Mitten State. Andy Ninh (website / Twitter) is a law student[...]

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Skeletons of Empires: A Scenario for AR in 2020 [Video]

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Earlier today, I participated in an online panel discussion sponsored by IEEE called “Skeletons of Empires: A Scenario for AR in 2020.” This was part of IEEE’s series of discussions on the various possible ways in which augmented reality and related technologies (especially the mesh of interconnected sensors known as the Internet of Things) could be[...]

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Could Apple Be Ready to Announce iGlasses?

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Imagine it: at tomorrow’s “special event” in Cupertino tomorrow, Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage and–after announcing the iPhone 6 and the breathlessly awaited iWatch–turns to the audience and says: “Oh, and one more thing ….”  Then he pulls a pair of slick, white spectacles out of a velvety bag and says, “we’re also coming out[...]

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Augmented Reality Games and Ethical Desensitization

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Beloved American author Kurt Vonnegut wrote, “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Few issues are more hotly contested in contemporary social science as the question of whether violent video games contribute to violent behavior in children.  There is evidence on both sides of[...]

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Telepresence in the Courtroom

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“OK Glass, and may it please the court.” Digital eyewear and other methods of digitally participating in remote events could easily revolutionize the practice of litigation. Public speakers have traditionally honed their presentations by performing in front of a mirror, but digital eyewear will provide lawyers with a whole new level of self-analysis.  The personal injury[...]

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Augmented … Rape? New Short Film Explores the Really Dark Side of AR

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“Living in a world of grey, two M.I.T graduates invent a gadget that will not only rival one of the worlds largest tech companies but the morality of our society as a whole.” That’s how first-time filmmaker Antonio R. Cannady summarizes Ex Post Facto, the 13-minute short film he published on YouTube on August 5,[...]

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Augmenting the Education of Disabled Students

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The possibilities for augmented reality in the educational field are seemingly endless. Brad Waid and Drew Minock have been at the forefront of this topic for some time. They were each elementary school educators n Bloomfield Hills, Michigan when they began touring the country teaching other educators how to use AR in the classroom. Now employed[...]

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