Editors’ Choice: Augmented Reality, A Technology and Policy Primer

Today, a number of companies are investing heavily in AR and beginning to deploy consumer-facing devices and applications. These systems have the potential to deliver enormous value, including to populations with limited physical or other resources. Applications include hands-free instruction and training, language translation, obstacle avoidance, advertising, gaming, museum tours, and much more. This whitepaper—which grows out of research conducted across three units through the University of Washington’s interdisciplinary Tech Policy Lab—is aimed at identifying some of the major legal and policy issues AR may present as a novel technology, and outlines some conditional recommendations to help address those issues.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Amanda Regan based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Antonio Jimenez-Munoz, Jan Lampaert, Shayda Schilleman, Rachelle Barlow, Rebecca Napolitano, Maribel Hidalgo-Urbaneja, Covadonga Lamar, John Matson, Amanda Fencl, Dene Grigar, Vanessa Stone, and Chelsea Gunn