Weekly art websites: augmented reality

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This week's selection of art websites includes five inspirational websites that will introduce you to a world that fuses art and design with augmented reality (AR).

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop by Keiichi Matsuda - http://vimeo.com/8569187
A video that delves into our life in the future where augmented reality has become the norm for everyday living. Additional Keiichi Matsuda videos can be found on the artist's own site: http://www.keiichimatsuda.com/TRL.html

Augmented Environments - http://www.augmentedenvironments.org/lab/
The Augmented Environments website explores new concepts and experiments in AR. The site provides links to the organizations' projects including an AR game, experiments with mobile and wearable AR devices and handheld uses for AR. A video of Augmented Environments' Art of Defense project can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSUuvgklsZw

Camille Scherer - http://www.chipchip.ch
Website of interaction designer and Augmented Reality artist Camille Scherer. Includes photos, videos and information about her AR projects.

Chris O'Shea - http://www.chrisoshea.org/
Chris O'Shea is an interactive artist and experience designer. His projects are documented on his website and include detailed concept explanations, videos and photographic documentation.

Adidas's line of Augmented Reality shoes - http://www.adidas.com/originals/com/#/content/augmented-reality-teaser
Adidas have released a teaser campaign on their website for a special new line of shoes that will let people interact virtually with the sneakers. The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsTxpouPCMc