Wildly talented artists go unnoticed all the time, despite efforts to push their work into the world. Breaking into the art scene requires luck and network over artistic merits. Additionally, the public’s experience of art is filtered through an exclusive group of gallery owners and cultural institution figures who decide which artists are worth your time and money.
Our cities provide countless surfaces that can be reimagined in creative and dynamic ways. Of course accessibility and legality are major limiting factors. Can we leverage mobile technologies to give artists and the public a new platform for creating and experiencing public art.
"How might we leverage mobile technologies to connect talented artists with a larger audience."
Design a mobile app that utilizes emerging image tracking and augmented reality technologies to create a new platform for creating and experiencing public art. Users will use the app to view the world through their phones to reveal artwork that appears to exist on city surfaces via virtual simulation. In this way, the mobile phone becomes a window into a more colourful and ethereal version of the city.