Oculus Rift Platform Tracks & Finds The World’s Missing Art
The Museum Of Stolen Art features inaccessible pieces of history, interactive audio tour aimed to recover lost masterpieces
Have you ever wondered what it would look like to step into the world’s most sought-after art collection? Artist Ziv Schneider is now offering owners of Oculus Rift the opportunity to see for themselves: “For looted art, go to your right,” a voice narrates via audio. “For art theft, go to your left,” the voice continues. Enter The Museum of Stolen Art, a unique fusion of technology and art culture of artwork and sculptures reported as missing by the FBI and Interpol databases.
The initiative bridges the significant divide between the physical loss of the artwork and the viewing pleasure that might never exist otherwise. Schneider, pursuing an Interactive Telecommunications masters degree at NYU, created the audio visual tour to allow the viewer to experience art whose location is inaccessible and to promote the potential recovery of the missing work. Currently, viewers can see The Looting of Iraq, the Looting of Afghanistan and Famous Stolen Paintings — and are asked to notify the International police if they locate the stolen works in the outside world.