Parallel session

Skills and tools

2 July

10:10 to 11:20

STCC, Room 5BC

The reality of Augmented Reality: How it can enhance science storytelling

Both Apple and Google envision a future where people increasingly see an Augmented Reality (AR) through their devices. How can this technology, which superimposes computer-generated images on the real world, be used to engage readers and tell stories? Where’s the line between hype and reality, and what can journalists do now to take advantage of AR’s ability to change how readers interact with stories? Panelists will discuss their experience with augmented reality, where they see the technology going, and how it can be used today.