Author Archives: Laura Skilton (formerly Shaw)

Lifting the roof on Social Sciences – A new collaborative AR project (#ARcity)

I’d like to tell you about a new and exciting AR project that the SCARLET team at Mimas have just embarked on named ‘AR in the City’. The initial concept for the project was sparked by our existing AR developments and a meeting of minds at this year’s HEA Social Science conference. The overall idea … Read more

Oxford Brookes University Special Collections: creating a poster with AR

A guest blog posted on behalf of Eleanor Possart and Gerard Helmich The Archivist’s perspective I was first introduced to AR (Augmented Reality) by my colleague Gerard.  Gerard is the Library’s IT Development Librarian, and, earlier this year, he ran an introductory training session on AR and its uses.  Now technically ‘first introduced’ isn’t quite … Read more

Our Hope for AR – Discovering fossils, geological features and more

Mimas is currently working on some exciting Augmented Reality (AR) projects, one of which is the creation of an AR field trip for geology students. Working with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty, and the Museum at the University of Manchester, this new Discover Geology project (aimed at MSC students) should give us a fantastic … Read more

Team Scarlet wins an award for innovation!

Mimas are committed to helping to bring together technology and education but it’s always lovely to get rewarded! At the 2013 Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition, Jackie Carter (Senior Manager, Learning and Teaching and Social Science Data Services at Mimas) who directs all of our AR work, accepted an award on behalf of the Scarlet … Read more

Innovation in Education – Augmented Reality, a Manchester Showcase

Mimas have been developing Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for use within education for over two years and in that time we have amassed a wealth of experience, knowledge and examples. We have barely touched the surface of its potential; but the enthusiasm and interest in the possibilities have been extremely encouraging. So, with experiences gained … Read more

Augmented Reality in teaching, examples from 2012 and people to follow in 2013

I have not found too many examples of Augmented Reality (AR) used in teaching and learning, so I’d love to hear from anyone that has one, or in fact people that would like to work on AR projects in 2013. After all the work we have done in the past two years and all the … Read more

SCARLET+ ‘Voices in your pocket’ – challenging the meanings of Mass Observation

Blog post by Rose Lock  “History is an art; history is a political act; history is a job”. Dr. Lucy Robinson, lecturer in contemporary British history and University of Sussex academic lead on Scarlet+ project. After a very productive workshop during which Laura Skilton (formerly Shaw), Matt Ramirez and Dr. Guyda Armstrong introduced us to the … Read more

SCARLET+, adding Augmented Reality to the University of Sussex’s Toolkit

SCARLET+ was funded by JISC to embed Augmented Reality knowledge and skills at the University of Sussex (UoS) and the University for the Creative Arts by Mimas. The UoS wanted to investigate how they could use AR with their Observing the 80s project: This was our first workshop at the UoS; these workshops along … Read more

New partnerships: SCARLET+

A blog post by Jane Harvell on the new partnership with Mimas can be found on the University of Sussex’s Observing the 80s blog: Coming soon, some videos and more details of the first SCARLET+ workshop, spreading AR around the UK! Read more

SCARLET+, a new project adding Augmented Reality skills and knowledge to the community

The SCARLET (Special  Collections  using  Augmented  Reality  to  Enhance  Learning  and Teaching) Project, which ends this month, was based on this premise; a teacher and group of students gather around a Dante manuscript or early printed edition in the Library. SCARLET demonstrated a huge impact thanks to an innovative and engaged team and an enthusiastic … Read more