Technology has brought countless benefits to modern society, like being able to call people through the Internet, send pictures to one another for virtually free through mobile apps like Snapchat, and keep in touch with friends, family members, coworkers, and peers through social media platforms with billions of users all around the world.
Recently, augmented reality has hit the world of technology, though not many people or programs use it on a regular basis.
The students of the School of Game Development at the Academy of Art University feel that augmented reality will help people pinpoint areas in the real world that are most stricken by crime, poverty, and negative connotations as results of such higher rates of poverty, crime, and other metrics.
Not too long ago, the aforementioned students made an app called Tenderfeels that relies on augmented reality to attach current emotions to various parts of the Tenderloin District of the San Francisco Bay Area. After hundreds of students and city officials alike use the app, the students can compile the inputs to tell the city where to make changes – in the areas that are considered to be the worst.
About the Academy of Art University
Planet Earth is home to countless colleges, universities, and trade schools, the majority of which offer programs in art. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the Academy of Art University, unarguably one of the most prominent schools of art across the world – and is certainly among the top tier of the best such universities in the United States.
The Academy of Art University was created back in 1929 by Richard Stephens, once best known as the creative director of Sunset Magazine.
While some students of off-brand, not-so-reputable schools are fortunate enough to land jobs among the most popular companies across the United States, graduates of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Academy of Art University regularly find employment at animation companies like Pixar, communication companies like Zynga, and software groups like Apple and EA (Electronic Arts).
The private school that is the Academy of Art University currently has more than 18,000 students currently enrolled under its wide-ranging umbrella of programs.