Wild Gardens – An Augmented Reality Tour
With Tamiko Thiel and Dr. Xenia Riemann-Tyroller
on the occasion of Die Lange Nacht der Museen
Saturday, 14 November, 2017, 7 pm
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum
Humankind has always augmented physical reality with its cultural visions, in order to create sites of remembrance and ideal spaces or realize utopian visions. Now, augmented reality (AR) technology enables these visions to become visible on site via digital interventions – in the displays of smartphones, and perhaps soon also in AR glasses. How comprehensively will this technology determine our daily lives in the future?
Augmented reality (AR) is already used in social media such as Snapchat, in mobile games, traffic navigation and interior design. The artist Tamiko Thiel, with a background in product design and mechanical engineering, has been working with augmented reality since 2010. Before that, in the ‘80s she did the product design for the CM2 supercomputer and began in the ‘90s to work with virtual reality (VR).
Wild Gardens is a surreal, computer generated landscape with which Thiel blurs the boundaries between physical and virtual realities.
With the help of your own smartphones we will walk around the Pinakothek der Moderne while experiencing a new level of perception that might help us to answer this question.
For all participants:
If available, please bring your own smartphone – however there will also be an iPad for those without smartphones.
The QR-Code will be provided on-site.
On an iOS or Android mobile phone:
– Install the free Layar AR app from the App Store or Google Play
– You need an account and password to do this!
– Allow access to location data and camera
Then on site:
– Scan the QR code with Layar app (only works with Layar!)
– To activate the augments click the button
– Look around! The augments will appear in the display
Meeting point: Museum information desk