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  • International AR & VR Conference Wrap Up: Virtual Museums and Remakes of Soviet Games

    In mid-August, the Tochka Kipeniya (Boiling Point) platform based at St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation hosted the International Conference of Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies in Creative Industries. The event was held within the cross-border cooperation program Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020.


  • New Nature Exhibition Experience: Excavating the New, Burying the Old

    Have you ever imagined what the 2020s would look like in history textbooks? Do you see us praised or criticized by our descendants? The New Nature exhibition at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall gives you a glimpse of what our time could look like through the lens of history – with AR, AI, and a brand new way to experience art. 


  • ITMO Accelerator Resident Stanislav Lukyanov on AR Builders and How To Create Them

    ITMO.NEWS and Stanislav Lukyanov discussed his ARVIZOR project, the prospects of AR technology, and ways to apply it, as well as participation in accelerators and making it to the international market.


  • ITMO Researchers Win Grant for Development of Smart Glasses Components

    The scientists will develop a method for the development of waveguides invisible to the naked eye and which will make it possible to transmit images onto transparent glass and polymer surfaces. It will also be possible to use the same technology to create sensors useful in the production of protective eyewear for workers in hazardous occupations.


  • Picture of the Week: A Holographic Image in the Augmented Reality System

    Thanks to a special technology, the image can be seen both up close and from afar – its levels of brightness and contrast remain equally high.


  • AR Technologies at Home: FASTEP Startup Team on Easy-to-Understand Manuals for Household Appliances

    In June 2020, the company Spider Group, a resident of ITMO University’s Accelerator, will present to the general public its brand-new app FASTEP. The development includes 1,500 step-by-step manuals for five classes of household appliances: washing machines, microwave ovens, slow cookers, ovens, and hobs. The app will help consumers navigate their way around using the appliances with the help of augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team discussed the business idea, the product’s audience, and their participation in ITMO Accelerator in this interview with ITMO.NEWS. 


  • ITMO's First Game Development Graduates on Russian GameDev and Their Careers

    Three years ago, the Master’s program in Game Development Technologies was launched at ITMO University. There are two specializations: Game Design and In-Game Technologies, which includes game engine development and artificial intelligence programming. During their studies, students of this program participated in creating applications for the 2019 Minsk European Games and WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Now, they work at major game development companies. We asked the first graduates to tell us about their career paths, and experience they gained at the university.


  • ITMO Teams Win First and Third Prizes at AR-CRAFT Augmented Reality Tech Competition

    The State Hermitage Museum’s General Staff Building was site to the final event of the AR-CRAFT competition for the developers of augmented reality software. The competition was organized by ITMO University, Epson, Ascreen, and the State Hermitage Museum. Participants were tasked with developing augmented reality applications that would enhance the experience of visiting Russia’s largest museum. ITMO.NEWS attended the awards ceremony to learn about the winners’ projects.


  • ITMO University Specialists Develop AR Solution for the Second European Games in Minsk

    On June 21-30, Minsk (Belarus) hosted the second European Games, large-scale sports games with participants from over 40 countries. The opening and closing ceremonies included comprehensive immersion in augmented reality via the simultaneous use of mobile devices, information screens on the stadium and live TV broadcasts. The AR elements of the show were developed by ITMO University’s Laboratory of Interactive Visualization. Here is more on the work conducted by the unit. 


  • Augmented Reality Course at Oxford Brookes: Participants Share

    Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are among today’s most promising technologies. Despite the growing popularity, one can get a free introduction to this field at one of the world’s best universities, Oxford Brookes. Yulia Trushina and Alena Jigalova, ITMO Master’s students from the Multimedia Technologies, Design and Usability program, who recently participated in this educational course, share their experience.