Public Message

How do physical locations and augmented reality shape public discussions?

From Pokemon Go to the Snapchat x Jeff Koons collaboration, augmented reality (AR) content is becoming more popular and common in public spaces. But who controls augmented reality space? Does the right to put AR content in a physical space belong to the AR platform, the AR content creator, or the property space owner? Public Message aims to explore these questions and more on the “public”-ness of augmented reality by allowing anyone with a smartphone device to engage in a conversation physically tied to a location through the unique QR codes that open up a web browser based AR experience.

Built with AR.js, Three.js, and Ruby on Rails for the NYU ITP Fall 2019 courses: Socially Engaged Art & Digital Practice, Experiments in Augmented Reality

AR public target marker