May 7, 2018

Augmenting Alice: Part one

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08.05.2018, by Elena Van der Baan

The Digital Hippie

Galit Ariel, is a multidisciplinary creative with skills in design, education and retail. Her biggest ambition is to “Make Reality Great Again” by tackling the ability that Augmented Reality has to improve our physical reality instead of avoiding it.

Maybe not a lot of you have heard about this new book written by Galit Ariel, the digital hippie, and happy to be a nerd in this era where science fiction is now just science and not an unreachable dream. She believes that there is a lot of room and potential for the progress of innovation and that leaders can improve their way of sustaining the balance between technology, humanity and society in a way that is beneficiary for all.

Why are we writing about this book?

Well the answer is simple, it is just an awesome book that gives a different perspective on Augmented Reality and the world of technology. She decided to base it on the theme of Alice in the Wonderlands because Alice lives in a virtual world where she faces challenges and discovers her constraints. Therefore, by making this relation Galit wants to convey the fact that if AR can provide us with a sort of window into “wonderland” then it can be described as a layer on our real environment by reshaping it.

This not only give a different perspective and understanding of innovative technology but also allows the reader to get involved in his/her learning by downloading an app called Augmenting Alice. This app, once opened and pointed the camera on specific images on the book gives additional, and therefore augmented information, as seen in the image.

Another cool fact is Galit’s creativity in the title, by basing it on a masterpiece of popular literature, she added her main interested, AR, into the title and transforming Wonderland into WondARlands.

If you want to read and know more about this book and where to get it, please do read Part two.








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