Created by Kei Shiratori, Takeshi Mukai and Younghyo Bak, ARART is an application that “breathes life into objects” or more specifically well-known art masterpieces. When overlaying ARART onto a well-known painting, a new story will unfold. Other examples include “Alice in Wonderland”, CD or record and so forth.
Unfortunately there is no archive on what works and what doesn’t so you may find yourself pointing it at things with no effect. Nonetheless considering the app was primarily designed for ATTIC in Sapporo, the exhibition to experience the ARART, it is fun to try out on things that do work – including Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer or the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. See images and video below.
The app was created using Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK and is available from the AppStore for free.
UPDATE 12/10/2012 – The app is no longer available on the AppStore.
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Posted on: 08/10/2012
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