Artists have hijacked famous museums with augmented reality artworks before. In 2018, an app called MoMAR commandeered the MoMA’s Jackson Pollock room with invisible works you could only see through a smartphone. A year earlier, the Art Gallery of Ontario hosted a project to turn its classical paintings into augmented reality scenes. But the twist of using a stock Ikea app, downloadable by anyone, to pile virtual objects into a curated space is new. The project seems to tease how digital apps, and particularly the social media AR filters like those seen on Snapchat, could add wholly new, unintentional layers to a museum visit. … [Read more...] about If you sneak Ikea furniture into a museum, is it art?
The way fans will access this free public transit isn’t yet solidified, as the team is still in negotiations with transit agencies, but Johnson says it will be integrated into the NHL Seattle App. Game-goers will be able to download a transit ticket on their phone, whether from a link or QR code via the app, by being transferred to a mobile ticketing app, or because the NHL Seattle App will work directly with ORCA Next Generation, the regional fair system’s mobile app. “Considering that we’re still 18 months from having our first hockey game, we’ve been working really closely with the transit agencies themselves to come up with a host of different solutions,” Johnson says. … [Read more...] about Seattle’s new NHL team will give fans free public transit to get to games
In this moment, MoMAR became the new definition of contemporary art. It was literally something newer to see than what MoMA had hanging, so the crowds took a look. Indeed, the virtual show is a bold and brutal response to the art world’s own elitist access policies, one that leverages the limitless world of augmented reality to subvert prestigious analog experiences, giving them a distinctive feeling of obsolescence. “I think this is an example of progress without return,” says Damjanski. “From now on this will be a reality.” … [Read more...] about Digital Artists Just Hijacked MoMA