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The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students.

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Bringing Holograms Into View

XPRIZE | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology Read More: Xprize, Xprize Foundation, Google, Google Glass, Hololens, Microsoft, Microsoft Hololens, Virtual Reality, Hologram, Holographic, Augmented Reality, Technology News

Microsoft made a splash last month when it unveiled a concept that, until now, we've only seen in movies: glasses that project interactive holographic images onto the real world. Dubbed "HoloLens," they can be used to learn how to make household repairs, build prototypes in mid-air, and even take a virtual walk on Mars.

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The Future of Computing Is Your Face

Turnstyle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology Read More: Microsoft Hololens, Hololens, Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Minecraft, Microsoft, Sony, Project Morpheus, Google Glass, Windows 10, Magic Leap, Technology News

One thing has become very clear in the last year, and it was drawn into even sharper focus this week: the future of computing is going to take place right on our faces.

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What Will Ever Be Enough?

Jon Horford | Posted 03.09.2015 | College Read More: Addiction, Contentment, Fame, Augmented Reality, Gratitude, Positive Attitude, Satisfaction, Philosophy, Compassion, Empathy, College News
Jon Horford

You find yourself making comparisons between your life and the life of someone you assume has it all figured out, and all of your accomplishments are never enough to satisfy you.

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An Interactive Fight Against Gender-Based Violence: Priya's Shakti

Lina Srivastava | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact Read More: Nirbhaya, Rape, Sexual Violence, Gender-Based Violence, Activism, Transmedia, Augmented Reality, India, Storytelling, Women's Rights, Women, Impact News
Lina Srivastava

Additionally, Priya is not docile, light-skinned, hyper-sexualized or objectified in the way mainstream Indian or global media often presents women. She is both an everywoman as well as a superhero who starts to build her own movement through the help of a powerful ally in Parvati.

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Google's Eric Schmidt: Robin Hood or the Big Bad Wolf?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology Read More: Bill of Rights, Fourth Amendment, Digital Globe, Skybox Imaging, Google, Eric Schmidt, Monopoly, Data Mining, Sgrouples, Apple, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Earth, Gmail, Youtube, Chromebooks, Chrome, Google Chrome, Google+, Self-Driving Car, Online Privacy, Privacy, Augmented Reality, Satellites, Revolv, Google Nest, Technology News
Mark Weinstein

Google has it all, which is way too much. Actually, it's downright frightening just how much. Do we want to live in a society where everything we do, 24/7, is monitored by corporations like Google?

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Daniel Leighton's Painting Hack

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts Read More: Daniel Leighton, Gallery 825, Augmented Reality, Painting, Apps, Arts News
Shana Nys Dambrot

Tech and emotion don't usually go together in the popular understanding of the painter's process. The two-dimensional, frequently large-scale prints are high-resolution to the point of luminosity. Their expressive color fields and wavering black line drawing are compelling in their own right.

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"Re:Mind" Miri Chais at USC Fisher Museum of Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts Read More: Miri Chais, Usc, Fisher Musuem, Art, Augmented Reality, Found Images, Pixilation, Virtual Reality, Installation, Arts News
Lisa Derrick

When Israeli artist Miri Chais moved to Los Angeles two years ago, she brought with her a universality in her art, which deals with the tension between the real and the virtual.

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Reconstructing Grandma: How New Technology Can Let Loved Ones Live 'Virtually' Forever

Michael Chang | Posted 11.23.2014 | Technology Read More: Augmented Reality, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Family, Death, Memories, Technology News
Michael Chang

Technology is advancing so quickly in the areas of video, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and predictive software, that it may be possible in the future to 'reconstruct Grandma,' to put together all the personal data we have.

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Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents Read More: Games, Kids Tv, Children, Ed Tech, Mobile, Augmented Reality, Kids and Screens, Media, Tablet, Ipad, Exploration, Smartphone, Iphone, Screens, Education, Play, Kids, Children's Media, Screen Time, Educational Games, Mobile Apps, Family, Parents, Parents News
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

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How Chopping Down Fake Trees Could Help You Preserve Real Ones

Mother Nature Network | Sami Grover | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green Read More: Sustainable Living, Smithsonian Magazine, Nature Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Nature, Augmented Reality, Sustainability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Climate Change, Virtual Reality Sustainable Habits, Green News

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. The New Forest National Park in England recently opened a Tech Creche, a service that ...

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Augmented Reality

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology Read More: Mark Zuckerberg, Native News, Gilead, Augmented Reality, Ebola Virus, Plato's Cave, Plato, Technology News
Carol Muske-Dukes

Antibiotics treat short-term infections, they do not represent steady big pay-out profits. So, despite the fact that there's a growing roster of deadly bacterial diseases threatening the population, solidly resistant to the "old" antibiotics -- big pharmaceutical companies are not exactly rushing to our defense.

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Public Art in Digital Space (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts Read More: Wearables, Digital Media, Billboards, Public House Wine, Art, Digital Billboards, Futurism, Street Art, Graffiti, Augmented Reality, Art of Y, Culture, Arts News
Alex Schattner

It's hard to imagine artists working without the generosity of wealthy patrons. So, it may seem shocking that BC Biermann and Jordan Seiler thrive on pissing those patrons off by protesting public ad spaces.

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Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology Read More: Augmented Reality, Google Glass, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Oculus Rift, Whatsapp, Virtual Reality, Facebook, Communication, Social Media, Facebook Strategy, Technology News
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?

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Google's Glass Explorer Program Was A Social Experiment That Backfired

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology Read More: Technology News, Wearables, Wearable Technology, Google Glass, Google, Google Glass in Public, Strategy, Fitbit, Glass Privacy, Glass Explorer, Product Launch, Augmented Reality, Glass Social Issues, Cameras, Sensors, Data Analytics, Privacy, Tarun Wadhwa, Analytics, Google Glass Backlash, Robert Scoble, Business News, Forbes, Technology News
Tarun Wadhwa

Google Glass was introduced without a clear explanation of what it was supposed to be used for. When promotional videos started to show people going a...

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This Japanese Restaurant Of The Future Has No Employees, And It's Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts Read More: Japanese Architecture, Tech Videos, Future Technology, Augmented Reality, Future Video, Future Videos, Japan Future Restaurant, Japan, Japanese Futurism, Future Technology Predictions, Tech in the Food Industry, Restaurants of the Future, Arts News

Sure, waiters can be distracting. But imagine going to a restaurant and having no need to interact with a single human. Welcome to the future, as ...

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Google's Latest Battle

Reuters | Dan Levine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology Read More: Google, Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology, Smart Glasses, Google Distracted Driving, Distracted Driving, Augmented Reality Glasses, Reuters, Technology News

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on dri...

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Can Smartphone Applications Take the Stress Out of Touring Alone?

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel Read More: Stress, Smartphone, Holiday, Solo Travel, Ar, Augmented Reality, Travel, Vacation, Tour, Anxiety, Travel News
Rita Anya Nara

Can smartphone applications take the stress out of touring alone? Or will it take out the fun? And the discovery?

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5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch This Year

Clara Tsao | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology Read More: Augmented Reality, Startups, Innovation, Popular Culture, Applications, Technology, Technology News, Technology Business, Technology News
Clara Tsao

As we face the new calendar year with improved exercise routines and diets, here are five innovative young startups to watch in the headlines.

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Someday, Augmented-Reality Technology Could Change The Way We Drive

Brandon Gorrell | Posted 12.28.2013 | Technology Read More: Smart Cars, Windshield, Augmented Reality, Hud, Volt, Heads-Up Display, Technology News
Brandon Gorrell

Augmented reality -- a live view of your environment with elements enhanced by computer-generated input -- will undoubtedly revolutionize the way we interact with the world, and even the way we drive.

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Children and Families, Media and Play: The Five Minute Futurist

David Kleeman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media Read More: Toys, Gamification, Games, Apps, Children, Mobile, Over the Top, Augmented Reality, Educational Technology, Maker Movement, Children's Television, Media, Future, Console Gaming, Ipad, Television, Futurists, Transmedia, Broadband, Predictions, Coviewing, Minecraft, 3D Printing, Children's Media, Geotagging, Video Games, Learning, Media News
David Kleeman

The coming years will look like the late '90s TV "gold rush," when companies staked out channel space in the expanding multi-channel universe. This time, though, the prospectors will mine distinctive content that can woo audiences in the "over the top" TV market.

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From Confusion to Change

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology Read More: Augmented Reality, Education Technology, Education, 3D Printing, Iste, Will Richardson, Gary Stager, Steven Johnson, Technology News
Cheryl Arnett

Change in the classroom has been discussed and debated for years. Thirteen years after the turn of the century we are still talking about changing schools to meet the needs of 21st century learners. It is here. It is now. It is different.

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Timothy Stenovec

Glass For Athletes, Not Nerds

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.28.2013 | Technology Read More: Recon Glasses, Google Glass, Heads Up Display, Recon Goggles, Recon, Augmented Reality, Recon Instruments, Recon Instruments Jet, Augmented Reality Glasses for Athletes, Google Glass for Athletes, Technology News

It's a pair of lightweight glasses with a high-definition camera that connects to the Internet. A screen over the right lens serves up text messages a...

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What Do We Know? Really?

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact Read More: Education, Longevity, Augmented Reality, Epigenetics, Internet, Akashic Records, TAO Metaversity, The Arts Organization, Entanglement, Wendy-Adams-Mendenhall, Pearl S. Buck, Bruce Lipton, Impact News
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Second in the series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "All things are possible until they are proved impossible -- and even the impossible may only b...

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My Platonic Conception

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2013 | College Read More: Occidental College, Dalton School, American Promise, College Students, College Admissions, Essay Writing, Personal Essay, College, College News, Augmented Reality, Reality, Documentary, Personal Development, Essays, Film, College News
Write for the Future

by Idris Brewster He merely tapped my shoulder. His voice was calm and even friendly, but the words were frightening: "Give me everything you have o...

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