Blockbuster: A Biggâr way to view the world

09.12.2010 Augmented : Interactive : Sculpture

Amsterdam – The world’s largest interactive sculpture has been revealed through an augmented reality (AR) app.

Dutch designer Sander Veenhof has created the Biggâr installation, launched last month at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, comprising billions of floating virtual blocks. The blocks, visible only on a smartphone using the Layar AR browser, expand by one metre each day and change colour.

Once the app has been downloaded and an AR pattern scanned, the viewer will see several virtual blue blocks floating in the air. A section of the sculpture can be seen by anyone, anywhere in the world. People can upload comments about what they see on Veenhof’s website, such as ‘Colour of the 7.463.185.678 blocks changed to yellow in Canada’.

For more on how AR is changing the way we view the world, look out for our forthcoming Technology report.

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