Augmented Reality Tattoo Art Depicts Designs Rising Out Of The Skin [Pics]

Augmented Reality Tattoo Art Depicts Designs Rising Out Of The Skin [Pics]

Visual artist Alison Bennett’s 'Shifting Skin' project features photos of tattoos and uses AR to project 3D simulations of the skin’s tone and texture.

Emma Hutchings
  • 15 august 2013

Visual artist Alison Bennett‘s ‘Shifting Skin’ project features photos of people’s skin and tattoos captured with a repurposed flatbed scanner. A digital component using augmented reality enables observers to see a virtual overlay of projected 3D simulations on their smartphone or tablet.

Augmented Reality Exhibit Features Tattoos Rising Out Of Skin [Pics]

These feature representations of the tattoos, skin tone and texture. You can look around the 3D content by moving the screen across the surface of the virtual object projecting out of the physical print.

‘Shifting Skin’ is an examination of surface and embodiment via digital encounter. The images are wrapped around “a landscape of peaks and valleys describing the tonal scale within the surface of the subject, the terrain of scars, tattoos, skin tone and texture.” Click through to see pictures of the art project:

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