Art Installation Uses Google Glass To Reveal Hidden Content
Interactive artwork records visitors' experience and shares them with the larger audience.
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.