Sotherby’s and Snapchat have created an AR companion to the final Christo wrapped art piece currently on display in Paris, France. This piece, originally conceived of 60 years ago, wraps the Arc de Triomphe in thousands of meters of cleaning fabric and red rope. The AR experience acknowledges an increasing realization that connecting with younger audiences and those unable to physically travel adds significant awareness and value, inspiring later travel and virtual engagement. Click here to see the Snapcode.
"The space station is the perfect platform to test out AR systems and refine these tools so they will be ready when future astronauts need them." A perfect summary for an important use of AR, enabling NASA and astronauts the ability to visualize and troubleshoot problems that are better shown than described.
The Emmy Awards took place last week, and the Primetime Emmy Award went to Space Explorers: The ISS Experience for Outstanding Interactive Program. We couldn't be happier to see it taking home the award for all of the hard work put into showing what it really is like to work and live in outer space, including being both subject and camera crew.