I can’t believe someone makes… Augmented reality business cards

ar-business-car.jpgI can’t believe someone makes AR business cards, but I’m glad they do. I want one!

This very original take on a well-established theme is the work of one James Alliban, and it’s certainly a very different way to present yourself via video.

James is an Adobe ActionScript developer who likes to experiment with interactive art in his spare time. The visual effect is achieved, he explains, with ActionScript 3 processing and openFrameworks, the open source toolkit. Check out his website http://jamesalliban.wordpress.com

What do they look like? Watch the video below.

AR Business Card from James Alliban on Vimeo.

In his post on the AR cards he writes:

Inspired by this guy, I just got a fresh batch of business cards from moo.com. There’s not really enough space on a business card to explain yourself in any detail so I thought I’d extend it using augmented reality. I recorded a short video bio and created a 3D grid of coloured planes. These planes are updated with the colours from the video and extruded depending on the level of brightness.

Thanks to TecheBlog for flagging this one.

Loyal and attentive readers will spot that this is the second AR entry in our ICBSM… series. Check out – I can’t believe someone makes… Augmented reality t-shirts that play Rock, Paper, Scissors

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