• Augmented Reality Advertising: So Close, And Yet So Far Away

    Augmented Reality Advertising: So Close, And Yet So Far Away

    Nature Publishing Group teamed up with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to run an augmented reality advertising campaign. Point your tablet or smartphone at the print advertisement and watch the beautiful KAUST campus spring to life before you! You can click on the various departments, “talk” to virtual students, and peruse job openings hosted at Naturejobs. Read More

  • KAUST has an obscenely large display system

    You thought Eyefinity was pretty cool, huh? What could be cooler? How about a gigantic 10×4 setup of seamless monitors, for super-high resolution visualization. That’s what you’ll find at KAUST! I’ll let this video speak for itself. Note the resolution values being shown in the bottom corner Read More

  • KAUST: Visualization beyond the CAVE

    Yesterday I introduced CORNEA, the CAVE system at KAUST. CAVEs are great, but they require a huge investment: you need to build a facility around it, or renovate a space to accommodate it. Then you need to spend enormous amounts of money to buy and install the gear. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have an immersive 3D environment without all that effort? Researchers at KAUST, in… Read More

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    I’m in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the inauguration ceremony of KAUST, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. This is a 30-square kilometer state-of-the-art research institution with faculty and students from all over the world. For the next couple of days I’ll be getting some behind-the-scenes access to technology in use here, both for education and research, as well… Read More