We had a guest speaker on campus, Caitlyn Fisher, who taught us the uses of augmented reality.
BUILDING SMALL WORLDS, NEW STORIES FOR NEW SCREENS
For the past 7 years, the Augmented Reality Lab at York University has been offering artists and designers the opportunity to learn about new screen technologies through the use of merging real and virtual image streams. The first uses of the technology that their lab now holds were initially for industrial application (military). What the application does, it uses three planes of images to create 3d realistic image with a rotating sphere along an axis.
In her discussion she talks about different uses of the application, some of which are pathways to AR through hypermedia, fiction and nonfiction, visualization and epistemology (philosophies we can walk through). I notices that she was mainly focused and interested in spatial narrative.
Most of the students at her lab come from a moving image background (mostly film), and as a result they do not have many designers and sound techies. Recently, the students at her lab have constructed works which involve the uses of Spatial Hyper-fictions that we can walk through; stories that we can hold in our hands and future cinema.
Here is a wonderful video I found which basically explains where we are all headed with this. Enjoy!