Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

October 25, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb

MIND THE FISH–Augmented reality exhibit reveals aquatic creatures’ inner thoughts

Ever wondered what your goldfish are thinking about? A playful exhibit called MIND THE FISH at the Cinekid festival in Amsterdam this month allows visitors to peer into a fishbowl via AR and read discussions the fish are having with … Continue reading

February 15, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb
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Recomposing Man Ray and Magritte (while being followed around by a giant blue ant): mobile AR at the Exploratorium’s After Dark

Over the past month, I’ve been developing some mobile augmented reality exhibit prototypes for the Exploratorium’s After Dark: Get Surreal event, which took place on Feb 3, 2011. The interactive installations were designed to stimulate play and social interaction using … Continue reading

February 10, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb

Meta Cookie: Olfactory and Gustatory Augmented Reality

Visitors to the Exploratorium’s monthly evening program series for adults, After Dark, experienced bizarre interactions with their sense of reality at After Dark: Get Surreal on Feb 3, 2010–an event infused with surrealist themes in art, music, and science. Takuji … Continue reading

January 10, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb

Augmented Reality — A Looking Glass into Other Worlds: AR Artist and Researcher Helen Papagiannis Explores Wonderment and Play in Exhibit Design

A few months ago, I was introduced to Helen Papagiannis, an artist, designer, and researcher working with the emerging technology Augmented Reality (AR). I was captivated by the way her playful AR exhibits and installations drew people in through touch, … Continue reading