Samford University and TAB launch ‘seemingly holographic’ version of the state Baptist paper

TAB executive editor Jennifer Rash shows SBOM's Brian Harris and Doug Rogers how augmented reality works during a Periscope broadcast earlier today.

TAB executive editor Jennifer Rash shows SBOM’s Brian Harris and Doug Rogers how augmented reality works in The Alabama Baptist during a Periscope broadcast earlier today.

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Samford University in Birmingham is partnering with The Alabama Baptist to bring innovative technology to TAB‘s print edition beginning with the Aug. 27 issue.

That technology, called augmented reality and using the Aurasma app, was launched today during an Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) Periscope broadcast discussing the pros, cons and uses of social media.

Chris McCaghren, assistant to the president for external programs at Samford and developer of the augmented reality feature for Samford and TAB, says this cutting-edge technology will add “a new dimension of content and engagement to your reading experience.”

All that is needed is a copy of any week’s TAB (print or digital) from Aug. 27 on and a smartphone or tablet.

See an example of augmented reality in action here.

For more information about how and why augmented reality works for Samford and The Alabama Baptist as well as step-by-step instructions on how to get started, see page 3 of the Aug. 27 issue or click here.
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