Yolande Kolstee studied social sciences in Leiden. She founded the AR+RFID Lab in 2006, based on a funding for innovative initiatives in professional universities. She co-operated from the very start with various groups of Delft, University of Technology. She and her team of students teachers, artists and scientists were able, in the first year, to be part of new-media networks and to create some nice projects in the cultural domain. The focus on the cultural domain stayed as well as projects involved in the development of the first optical see-through augmented reality headset, called “George”. With this and an adapted virtual reality headset, AR Lab showed in Milano, at the Salone del Mobile in Italy, already in 2008, virtual furniture and textiles. After this, various projects with museums followed: sometimes using AR as a medium for autonomous art and more often as tool to enhance the experience of an exhibition. We did projects with Kröller-Müller Museum, Boijmans van Beuningen, Van Gogh, Escher in the Palace and many more. As per Februari 2011 she holds the post of Lector (Dutch for researcher in professional universities) in the field of Innovative Visualisation Techniques in Art Education for the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Bringing students, artists, scientist, SME in the professional field and cultural heritage institutes as museums together is one of her tasks. She lectured in and outside The Netherlands, from Maastricht (I-Fabriek) to Harvard USA (School of Design) and from Amsterdam (Beamlab, Discovery, Picnic) to Glasgow (British Computer Society), Pavia (Itlay), Ismar 2011in Basel, Switserland, AR Summit-London, and ISMAR 2012 in George Tech, Atlanta, Georgia. AR Lab started in 2012 the AR[t] Magazine, a journal about Augmented Reality, art and technology, which you can glance through via www.arlab.nl

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