The artist Nancy Baker Cahill’s new augmented reality (AR) app, 4thWall, allows viewers to see several of her distinctive, shard-like, explosive forms superimposed on any place they point their smartphone cameras.
Credit: Michele AsselinCahill hit on the idea of creating the app while exploring the expressive potential of new virtual reality (VR) rendering tools like Google’s Tilt Brush, which allow you to paint and draw in 3D.
There are now various AR galleries and exhibits focused on AR experiences, but, for the most part, opportunities for showcasing AR works are still emergent and in flux.
Within this fluid new ecosystem, Cahill’s move to create her own iOS app for viewing her works is the equivalent of self-publishing a book.
Mustatea: How does the 4thWall app engage with AR as a distinct medium, rather than just translating your works on paper into digital form?