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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Augmented Reality Art

The Getty Museum has introduced a new way to view art, augmented reality. As employed by The Getty, augmented reality creates 3D displays of art from printed PDF codes displayed in front of a webcam. The example that The Getty provides in the video below is a 3D display of one of the cabinets of curiosities created by Albert Janszoon Vinckenbrinck. If you want to try it for yourself after watching the video, the directions are available here.


H/T to Open Culture for the story earlier this week.


Applications for Education
Augmented reality as used by The Getty introduces a new way for art history students to explore artwork.

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