Augmented reality art is not as far off as you might think. In fact, works of art harnessing the power of AR and mixed reality are about to pop up in living rooms all over the world.
Prosthetic Reality is the first augmented reality book featuring artworks that will literally burst off the page. Using a special AR app, you’ll be able to wave your smartphone over the book pages to see (and hear) the works come to life.
Prosthetic Reality is the brainchild of Australian artists Stuart Campbell, who uses the alias Sutu, and Lukasz Karluk, and it features the work of 45 different artists. The project was successfully funded on Kickstarter, raising almost $13,000 in just two weeks. Prosthetic Reality and other perks associated with the campaign are expected to be shipped out in November.
The idea for collaborating on a collection came about after Sutu released Modern Polaxis, a comic book that also had a strong AR/mixed reality component.
“After I released Modern Polaxis, I received a lot of emails from artists asking how they could make AR art,” Sutu told The Creators Project. He and Karluk collected submissions from all over the world via a Facebook group. In June, they started combining the static works of art with their corresponding animated components.