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Augmented presenting

Once more stepping up their game, Prezi is introducing the world of presenting to Mr. hot topic himself; AR.


If you don’t already know, AR stands for Augmented Reality. AR is essentially a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment that includes elements that are augmented and/or supplemented by computer-generated sensory input (sound, video, graphics or GPS data). Prezi, like many of us, believes augmented reality has a strong place in the future of work and learning. As we continue to work on a global scale, the increasing number of remote instances in the office are one example of how this can be used. This AR technology can support this by bridging distances and creating immersive storytelling experiences. Just last month Prezi developed the first ever AR Prezi and presented live from the Prezi offices to the Vancouver TED stage using an alpha version of Prezi AR.

The Biology of our Best and Worst Selves

How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic — and also so brutal and violent? To help answer this question, Prezi worked with Robert Sapolsky, one of the leading neuroscientists in the world, studying stress in primates (including humans). The talked titles Behavior, approached the question by looking at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred. The fascinating TED talk covers the cutting edge research into the biology that drives our behavior, the good, the bad and the ugly.

So whats next?

Well right now Prezi is still developing the Augmented Reality feature. So just like you, we are waiting in suspense for more news. But if the first presentation by Robert Sapolsky is anything to go by, we think this technique will serve as an incredibly valuable and engaging tool for presenters in the years to come.  

Just for fun!

Check out, A crazy example of what an extreme AR infused world could look like. Created by what can only be described as artist Keiichi Matsuda.