Sean McCracken Wins the $10,000 Rackspace Google Glass Developer Contest

Augmented Reality Game Lets Users Shoot Down Alien Invaders

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Sean McCrackenFloat Mobile Learning congratulates Sean McCracken, augmented reality and gaming developer extraordinaire, and CEO of Imaginary Computer, for winning the $10,000 Rackspace Google Glass Developer Contest in September at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City.

You can see two videos about the award – one that shows the judges discussing the finalists and coming to a conclusion, and another (below) where Sean demonstrates his application for Google Glass, a new game called Psyclops. He describes it as “3-D Space Invaders mixed with Missile Command.”

The game is based on augmented reality (AR), where alien invaders descend on the location of the viewer and can be seen and shot down with Google Glass.

AR has yet to make inroads into the world of learning and development, but it is coming, led by developments in the world of gaming and simulation.


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Gary Woodill is a senior analyst with Float, as well as CEO of i5 Research. Gary conducts research and market analyses, as well as assessments and forecasting for emerging technologies. Gary is the co-editor of "Mastering Mobile Learning," author of “The Mobile Learning Edge,” and the co-author of “Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds.” He also presents at conferences and is the author of numerous articles and research reports on emerging learning technologies. Gary holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Toronto.

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