The appropriation of urban spaces by artists is nothing new, and street art expresses local cultures, politics, and society, turning art into an engagement tool. As a part of urban typography, graffiti and murals display identity. The use of augmented reality as a tool for street artists is becoming more popular in recent years, creating animated murals around the world. The future of augmented street art in the urban landscape is unlimited.
How many stories do we tell in our lives? As part of social human nature, our behavior is based on created and shared memories, showing mental images collectively. Mental images are related to a certain time-space, as they are part of a fictional spectrum of our perception, expressing emotions, and the capability to apprehend the surrounding. The virtual/mental images become part of the collective memory composing a chain of shareable experiences, that later on, can become the history narrated to the future society. The traditional history is similar, except for the fact that it is curated intentionally to celebrate certain values and social groups. (more…)
Today’s society is increasingly fascinated in having immersive experiences. Perhaps this has something to do with us human‘s need to understand our space, our surroundings, the environment and the many other extensions of our own being. Technology devices and the game industry are all about immersion, nowadays. One of the many emerging immersive experiences is augmented reality, a technology that allows us to see beyond the real time and the limitations of our physical space. AR sees technology allow the overlapping of the virtual world with the environment around us. The possibilities are plentiful with AR, because it imitates what our imagination does aka. when we imagine things, we add characters, objects and other elements to the real world, just like AR does.