Join Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown for an opening and unveiling of Augmented Reality (AR) art pieces in Japantown on Saturday, June 19th, 4:00 p.m. The free event will begin at the Art Object Gallery with an exhibit about the project and a brief, informal introduction. Then everyone will be encouraged to go out into the neighborhood for a live experience with the AR art pieces on their mobile devices.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a mobile app technology that overlays computer-generated information (sounds, images, text) on the camera view of the real world around you. Using the AR-vos app (developed by Tamiko Thiel and Peter Graf), your smartphone is transformed into an “ARt- scope” that reveals hidden geolocative (place-based) AR artworks placed at various locations around Japantown.
To optimize your enjoyment of the Augmented Reality (AR) artwork we recommend the following:
Please remember that Hidden Histories is a community art experiment. More recent smartphones (three years old or newer) should have no problem viewing the exhibit. Some older phones will also work. For best results, it is recommended that you come with family and friends and be sure that someone in your party has a newer phone. On the day of the exhibit, there will also be roaming docents available with devices that can see the AR art.
This event is free and open to the public, however donations are welcome.
History Park635 Phelan AvenueSan Jose, CA 95112
In Ng Shing Gung Building
PO Box 5366San Jose, CA 95150-5366
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