Traditional versus new ways of seeing

The most typical way to consume art is through passive exploration. Passive experience allows us to think deeply and examine what we are seeing, but it also hinders our ability to actively engage, explore, create and build on existing works as creative and active collaboration.

One way to change this is through the development and use of augmented reality. AR works by taking a view of reality and placing virtual objects within that same view. In this way, virtual works, 3d representation such as sculptures, text or sounds can be mixed with the pre-existing world. Instagram and Snapchat have been pioneers of this medium, allowing creators to submit AR experiences on their platforms which they can share through social media.