Experience Augmented Reality within QUT's Institute for Future Environments
|Developer||IFE ViseR (QUT)|
|Updated||May 15, 2019 (11 months ago)|
IFEXperience unlocks augmented reality experiences from QUT’s Institute for Future Environments (IFE).
How to experience augmented reality on IFE’s 2018 annual report:
Open the IFEXperience app on your smartphone and allow camera access.
NB: The app cannot work without access to your smartphone’s camera. If permission is denied or missed, you will need to manually grant access in your phone’s system preferences or settings before you can use the app.
Hold your smartphone over IFE’s 2018 annual report cover while the IFEXperience app is active and watch the coral image come to life. The app will work with a printed publication or a digital version opened on your computer screen. To access IFE’s 2018 annual report as a PDF, visit www.qut.edu.au/ife
Additional augmented reality experiences are embedded on page 48 and page 55 of the annual report, just look for the AR symbol.
About the amazing cover image ...
Our augmented reality cover was created using time-lapse photography and microscopy to show how coral tissues adapt to climate-related stress. QUT researchers Dr Luke Nothdurft and Brett Lewis are studying the impact of large amounts of sediment falling on coral colonies after tropical storms to better understand how coral responds to fragmentation and rebuilds. This provides vital clues to unlocking improvements to the most efficient reef restoration methods, which currently involves fragmenting adult corals, growing these fragments in coral nurseries and re-attaching the new adult colonies to degraded reefs.
Brett and Luke’s work has created some incredible visual media that has been viewed more than 10 million times online, has featured in dozens of documentaries for agencies such as the BBC, ABC and PBS, and has been covered by hundreds of news media outlets. The amazing visual research is also being used in museums and educational institutions in more than 15 countries – with the aim of inspiring and bringing the public closer to the issues facing coral reefs around the world.
The IFEXperience app was developed by IFE's Visualisation and eResearch team (ViseR). Visit research.qut.edu.au/viser/
About the Institute for Future Environments
The Institute for Future Environments (IFE) is a transdisciplinary research and innovation institute at QUT that brings together hundreds of researchers and students to collaborate on large-scale projects relating to our natural, built and digital environments. Our mission is to generate knowledge, technology and practices that make our world more sustainable, secure and resilient.
Visit www.qut.edu.au/ife for more information.
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