[AR]T Walk: Augmented Realities Co-curated with New Museum

With my background in AR, I am always curious to see how the public engage with AR when it pokes it’s head into mainstream culture. This virtual art tour felt like that kind of situation, and a bit of an education piece for the consumer after Apple’s not insignificant investment in the space in the last few years.

The exhibits were from a wide range of international artists, and varied a lot in terms of style, interaction and effectiveness. The tech worked well enough and was managed pretty seamlessly by two Apple staff, who were working in the less than ideal conditions of extreme heat and iPhone blinding glare. Overall we enjoyed the experience, exploring the various surprises and getting a glimpse into what the future might hold for mainstream AR adoption.