New splash painted murals have been astonishing the local people and tourists alike for months now.
Wynwood, Miami’s art district neighborhood, is full of wall painting decorated structures. Building’s walls are full of artist’s imagination. The community is the first to use technology in an exceptional method in connecting bystanders with cellphones.
Most of all the walls have paintings like the one of Yoda holding a “Stop Wars” sign spray painted by a street artist, Eduardo Kobra, who is one of the initial results of an endeavor and who is about to take the art world by storm.
The curator of Miami Beach’s Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, Shoshana Resnikoff, says she believes that augmented reality’s success in the art world relies upon whether the experiences excite the visitor’s interest in the world around them.
“I’m definitely intrigued by the potential of AR to reach people who are otherwise engaged in their phones, but it’s also important to remember that one of the most valuable aspects of art is its ability to pull us away from our daily distractions and get us looking and thinking differently about the world around us,” Resnikoff said. “Experiencing the art itself through the phone may or may not impact that—it’s all about how it’s implemented.”
“When applied thoughtfully, AR can provide valuable context to art and objects in a gallery environment or a public space, helping visitors to understand art experientially, not just through a static viewing experience,”Resnikoff says.
As the augmented reality part stays insightful, focused on expanding a work involvement, then at that point ARt (augmented reality artwork) may actually change how we view and experience art. Getting everyone excited about looking at displays in museums and galleries or in their own neighborhood streets in augmented or virtual reality is the final goal.
“Now that artists are integrating new technologies like AR and VR into their work, the sky is the limit as to how far we can go as an art community,” says Leon Posada, who co-founded Mussa, the AR team that brought Eduardo Kobra’s mural into motion.
Everybody has a cell phone nowadays and with AR you can add any number of additional components to an art piece. You can also include sound, movement and 3D components to the experience which would affect more of one’s senses. The technology is so fresh out of the box and new it is just the start of it.