Art Installation Uses Google Glass To Reveal Hidden Content

Art Installation Uses Google Glass To Reveal Hidden Content

Interactive artwork records visitors' experience and shares them with the larger audience.

Ross Brooks
  • 18 december 2013

Art is often about hidden meanings and interpretations that are difficult for others to see, and New York artist David Datuna‘s latest piece is no exception. The only difference is that this piece of art isn’t about digital interpretation; Viewpoint of Billions requires viewers to use Google Glass in order to fully experience the artwork.

The 12-foot American flag is covered in thousands of optical lenses of varying prescriptions. Underneath the lenses are hundreds of photos and clippings that narrate the artist’s concept of the American cultural, political and social journey. When you put on the Glass, sensors in the artwork tracks your eye movements to determine which part of the flag you’re looking at. This then triggers Glass to unlock hidden videos that relate to the images you’re viewing.


“Wearable computing will forever change how we view the world. Google Glass is the perfect vehicle to extend the experience of David Datuna’s groundbreaking work far beyond the surface,” said Det Ansinn, President of BrickSimple, one of the first firms that specializes in developing apps for Glass.

Datuna’s flag will also communicate directly with its audience, prompting questions through the viewfinder of Glass. For those who opt in, the total experience is recorded though the built-in camera in Glass, and cameras imbedded in the artwork. These will be stored inside the artwork to create a timeline, as well as shared on social media via Datuna’s website.

The piece will be on display at the Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium until 10pm tonight (18th December).

David Datuna

Source: Refinery29

Images: KIWI Arts Group


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