Augmented Museums Are Becoming a Reality
|From Jan Rothuizen’s AR(t) exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum.|
There are virtually limitless ways and reasons to use augmented reality, but one of our favorite use cases on the Layar platform so far is art and augmenting museums.
A healthy number of museum-related layers already exist on the Layar platform. The Andy Warhol Museum layer displays important Warhol points around the city of Pittsburgh, Jan Rothuizen’s ARtours layer augments the Stedelijk Museum here in Amsterdam and Sander Veenhof and Mark Skwarek’s “uninvited” exhibition is on display at MoMa in New York City.
While most of our early adopters have focused on art museums, AR has a massive amount of potential for all types of museums.
If you’re not yet convinced, take it up with Paul Stork and Ebelien Pondaag of Fabrique, members of the Layar Partner Network. The pair is presenting a paper titled Augmented Reality and the Museum Experience (which you can read here) and is hosting a workshop this week in Philadelphia at the Museums and the Web 2011 conference.
We’ll post Fabrique’s presentation slides later this week, so keep an eye out.