Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Video: Digital Arts Students Use Augmented Reality to Enhance Library Experience

A group of 11 Pratt Institute digital arts students have activated the Pratt Library on the Institute’s Brooklyn campus with librARy : works cited, an augmented reality (AR) exhibition of works that inform, entertain, and speculate on the past and future of Pratt library culture. Studying augmented reality with Digital Arts Professor Carla Gannis last spring, the students explored various approaches for using AR as an artistic and research-based medium. They gained information and inspiration for their works by collaborating with the library staff to research the history of the Pratt Library and consider its range of services and collections. Featuring visual and audio overlays, the pieces in the exhibition bring the library to life in new ways, from dynamic bookmarks to time travel clocks.

With librARy : works cited, the entire Pratt Library, from its front facade to its interior, contains a new rich layer of virtual art and information available to visitors with the free Blippar app installed on their smartphone or tablet. Explore librARy : works cited in this short video. The exhibition can also be experienced in the library on the Brooklyn campus through October 11, 2017.

librARy : works cited

Hosted by Pratt Institute Libraries, with works by Digital Arts students Steven Baltay, Hye Soo Chang, Bainian Chen, Nate King, Heein Park, Karl Munstedt, Joy Park, Ghost Qiao, Ben Ross Davis, Uma Sharma, and Yeji Song