Architecture and construction
Re-appropriation of urban space by augmented reality

Re-appropriation of urban space by augmented reality

For the past few years, we have been living in a hyper-connected world in terms of communication and information exchange. But paradoxically, this world is also hyper disconnected from urban space and the urban environment. More and more, users are behind screens, performing activities that previously required going out, visiting, moving.

In my talk, I will try to show how new AR technologies can help break this isolation of users and bring them back to urban space and to real life. This is a major challenge, psychologically, socially and economically.

More concretely, I will present scenarios of AR applications making it possible to re-appropriate urban space and to enhance it. Examples of cultural applications, entertainment applications, commercial applications, utility applications, will be exhibited. I will also list the technological challenges to achieve these scenarios and the state of the art in this area.

Yassin Rekik

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