AR CV

8 Oct

This was mentioned on the guardians website today. Looks interesting.

Some seven months ago, my colleague Charles Arthur wrote: “Don’t act too surprised if, some time in the next year, you meet someone who explains that their business card isn’t just a card; it’s an augmented reality business card.”And lo, the day duly arrives. Friday 8 October 2010, to be precise.

Holding up a business card to his laptop’s webcam, Richard Nott, website director at IT recruitment website CWJobs, brought to life a virtual David Wood – the co-founder of Symbian, no less.

“Hi, I’m David Wood, and this is my augmented reality CV,” says the brogue Scot, moving from a farm in Aberdeenshire – where he grew up – to the compounds of Cambridge – where he was educated – in one breath. Smart, I thought. (Though David stopped short of revealing the winning formula for Symbian.)

Remember Alec Brownstein’s Google Adwords CV? Consider this in the same vein. Nott predicts that AR CVs – as they’ll inevitably become known – are an “addendum to CVs, rather than a replacement” and that they’ll soon become available to everyone, after a period of high-exclusivity for ultra-techies.

Wood’s AR CV, if you’re interested, took seven days to put together. This is how they did it:

Bastards doing it first. It does have some fantastic video effects though. Intriguing.

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