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Augmented reality window display enhances the New Museum

The Store now has an interactive feature that was created and designed by artist Claudia Hart.

The store at the New Museum has now installed a new interactive window display that uses augmented reality in order to provide a unique experience created by artist Claudia Hart.

The use of the AR technology based installation gives visitors the chance to interact with the piece.

A press release described the piece as being an augmented reality “installation in the New Museum Store window consisting of a full tea service.” It will continue to be displayed at the store until October 19. Visitors will be able to use smartphones and tablets to be able to interact with the piece, which will then reveal hidden content to them through the Nue Morte and Junaio apps.

The augmented reality feature in the display also provides animated and text based content to the functional tea set.

Augmented Reality view through smartphone The content was greatly inspired by the Alice in Wonderland story, and the added digital content provided by the AR technology helps to bring that feeling to life. Among the various text and animation additions that are viewed by device users are excerpts from the story as well as post modern renderings of various symbols and scenes that appear within the book.

Those viewing the piece through their smartphones and tablets are able to uncover various layers of content that enhance the experience that they see with the naked eye. Digital elements simply pop up as the user looks through the phone to scan the various parts of the work. For instance, the press release explains that “The plates’ inscribed decorative pattern is recognized by the Nue Morte app, and a nude sleeping odalisque figure appears tossing and turning, seeming to lie across one’s meal.”

The installation that has been created by hart using the augmented reality is not entirely dissimilar to the Lady Bug piece created by Jeff Koons. Through that app, a digital sculpture is revealed when viewing the Garage magazine’s most recent issue. These are only the latest in a growing trend of AR technology based creations that bring tech and art together.

Augmented reality tattoos created by visual artist

The technology helps to bring the ink to life in a unique display of form, surface, and texture.

A visual artist named Alison Bennett has used augmented reality in a unique new way as she used the technology in combination with iPads to turn people’s existing tattoos into three dimensional artwork that appears to come to life in front of the viewer’s eyes.

The exhibit Bennett created is called “Shifting Skin” and was on display at a gallery near Melbourne, Australia.

The tattoos that were used for the augmented reality art had already been created and were not designed specifically for use in this artwork. Instead, Bennett found ink that she liked and decided to use the technology to provide a unique type of examination of surface and texture in order to produce a three dimensional experience that had never been created before.

The augmented reality technology turned a flat image into a moving, three dimensional experience.

augmented reality tattooTo do this, the images of the tattoos and their surrounding skin were taken using a flatbed scanner. Bennett then ran the tattoo images through her augmented reality program. The result was an adventurous one that enhanced the effect of the existing image and added to it with additional graphics and animations.

When the augmented reality tattoos were viewed through a tablet, it turned the two dimensional image into one that appeared to “come to life” and float in a three dimensional way within the space of the real environment of the gallery. When seen through the device screen, it looked as though the person’s skin in the background of the tattoo turned into a type of topographical map of different surfaces, depths, and tones.

The reason was that the artist ran the scanned images through an algorithm that focused on texture and tone and rendered them in this unique new visual way. The augmented reality overlays were then added, powered by Aurasma, which turned the tattoos into three dimensional body art structures.

The augmented reality exhibit was displayed near Melbourne, Australia, at the Deakin University Art Gallery. It has since drawn a considerable amount of interest as well as the eye of the world as it applied this cutting edge technology in a way that has never before been seen.