AR technology turns heads at Taipei book fair

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Visitors to this year's Taipei International Book Exhibition will not only find a variety of traditional books on offer, they can also explore the future of storytelling through augmented reality (AR) technology.

A pavilion called Creative Comic Collection Interactive Digital Exhibition has drawn attention at the fair by bringing to life the pages of Taiwanese comic books.

Jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures, ASUS, and Pili International Multimedia Co., the exhibition uses AR technology, motion tracking and 3D floating projection technology to create scenes from comic books about Taiwan's Oolong tea, glove puppetry, the Taiwan Exposition in 1935, and Taiwan during the Dutch colonial period in the 17th century.

Visitors, holding AR devices in their hands, can walk around rooms decorated to look like scenes from comic books and be guided by a comic book character or play interactive games.

Source: Focus Taiwan