I’ve been investing my time researching augmented reality topics, game frameworks, and computer graphics fundamentals. Here’s the best stuff I’ve found so far. Why it Matters: Augmented Reality is Coming to iPhones Everywhere With ARKit, Apple is opening up a new platform for augmented reality. It’s simultaneously empowering developers with an easy to use toolkit and providing an audience of hundreds of millions ready phones when iOS 11 launches this fall. While there is healthy skepticism that AR is still years off, I think the Apple move here has the potential to be an inflection point for this new media. ARKit The Fundamentals For the cool bits, ARKit requires a bit more graphics than my music tech work usually involves. That’s ok, I love a challenge. programming Here’s what I’ve found most helpful: Watching the 2017 WWDC videos ( , ) Introducing ARKit Going Beyond 2d with Sprite Kit Reading the ARKit Documentation Working with SceneKit via 3D Apple Games by Tutorials Learning Interactive 3D Graphics Checking out the demos at Made with ARKit The Culture This is a new paradigm. So I’m also spending time living in the culture. and are my trail heads Voices of VR Road to VR Watching TED talks tagged Virtual Reality is just starting, but looks interesting MixedRealityDesign Reading through fiction like and graphic novels like Ready Player One The Technopriests Devices You can only develop . I’m working off . It’s awesome. It was only $400. I’ve also got one of these $9 where it sits most of the day.. ARKit on an iOS 11 device the latest iPad AmazonBasics tablet stands Want to Collaborate? I love working on things with other folks. If you are as excited about the possibilities of ARKit as I am, I’d love to work on some projects. I’ve even got a small budget I can put towards exploratory development of ARKit + Music Technology. So if you’re an experienced dev and want to moonlight with some cool new tech… Or you’re an entry level but super stoked about new immersive platforms… Let’s . Just . hangout contact me I’m Greg and I work as a freelance developer building new music technology with artists, startups, and institutions. I love connecting with other folks, so please follow , recommend , or add your thoughts in a response .