Helen PapagiannisAR as a Researcher, Designer and Technology Evangelist
For the last decade, Helen Papagiannis has been working with AR as a researcher, designer, and technology evangelist. Aside from its potential to change the future of work and learning, AR transforms the way we interact with the world at large, says Papagiannis. She dives into the endless applications of the technology, showing us how it amplifies human intelligence, focuses our engagement with real spaces, and improves health and accessibility for all. Today, people living with autism can use the technology to prepare for job interviews, retail stores can allow customers to virtually try their products, and we can even lessen cognitive overload with “calm” technology such as responsive garments. A highly experiential medium, AR is updating everything from the way we translate language and travel to foreign countries, to the way we experience culture. On her website XRGoesPop, Papagiannis introduces us to the discipline of XR— Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Virtual Beings—and documents how it permeates art, fashion, music, games, and celebrity. Alongside all the fascinating opportunities, Papagiannis also reveals the ethical issues that arise, and how companies, cities, and individuals can adapt.