Deepening Narrative through Augmentation
Oct. 10, 2017. LoAn online essay on Mousse Magazine by Nora N. Khan. Photo: Pablo Enriquez
A long and documented paper. Abstract:
While the jury is still out on the promise of virtual reality applications and devices in an artistic context, more and more contemporary artists in the last two years have been using augmented reality to compelling ends. Museums, even those famously slow at adopting technology, are commissioning artists working with augmented reality. Where virtual reality and game simulations are closely bound within the all-subsuming frameworks established by their technologies, augmented reality feels crucially different. Augmentation deploys lightness and play to highlight, reframe, and rearticulate visual narratives through subtle gestures and edits.