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How Philly is Bringing Art to Life With Augmented Reality

Art and technology are colliding to bring hope to West Philadelphia. Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny, an augmented reality mural, incorporates images, sound samples and an app to give audiences a full AR experience. In collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia , artists King Britt and Joshua Mays teamed up with local Philadelphia students for the year-long project. “The interactive technology of augmented reality is definitely where a lot of art is going. It’s an immersive experience that can bring the viewer into a whole world,” said Britt. “With this app and music, it takes the whole visual to another level and to have this technology in your pocket is mind-blowing.” Britt, who is originally from Philadelphia, said that the visual representation and legacy of the mural are what makes it so interesting. Britt is a composer, DJ and music curator. “I am Philly to the core,” said Britt, noting that his hometown has largely influenced his work. Mays is an Oakland-based painter and...

Sep 14, 2018