Assignment 2 with AR via QR – blue butterflies anyone?

This very primitive demonstration shows how augmentation can be applied to paintings wherever they are and accessed using QR scanning. A second way of making the AR visible is to upload the target image, in this case the painting, and the video file – this one made in Thyng – to the Thyng website. Once live, scanning the image with the Thyng app will bring up the AR embedded video. QR scanners are ubiquitous for smart devices. Thyng may be a new um, thing but is also a smart device app. This is an experiment; I’m paddling in the shallows … Continue reading Assignment 2 with AR via QR – blue butterflies anyone?

Augmented reality and art

Several years ago there was an app called Blippr which let you both make and read AR images embedded by tagged code into a flat surface. Before it went under (or was bought and drowned maybe by a competitor), I made a couple for work, and also scanned the front of a display box of flea treatment at the vet’s to reveal a website (imaginative!), to the amazement of the receptionist. Layar was another and both have gone silent. Now there are some new ones on the scene and I’ve been trying them out. This is Thyng which shows promise but … Continue reading Augmented reality and art