Land on the Moon with Smithsonian Channel’s Augmented Reality App

Not only does the app Apollo’s Moon Shot let users explore the moon through augmented reality, it does so set in the year 1969. Available for Apple and Android devices, the AR app incorporates engaging information from the groundbreaking first landing—now 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s steps. Two games in the app also let users attempt a landing themselves. Real 3D scans were employed to …

Microsoft Launches Closed Beta of Augmented Reality Minecraft Earth

Now in closed beta through London and Seattle, and set to roll out further this summer, Microsoft’s AR update to Minecraft—dubbed Minecraft Earth—will hope to reach all 91 million of the classic game’s users around the globe in due time. The game enables users to build digital cities on top of the real world, either alone or in collaboration with other players. Fast Company had …

Artist + Designer Valentino Vettori’s “Arcadia” Exhibit Aims to Save the Earth

Immersive installations and augmented reality experiences inspire and offer simple solutions

It’s no secret that we’re living through tumultuous times. Every day a new environmental problem appears in the news. A lot of time is spent discussing problems the earth faces but little progress has been made in finding a solution that is broadly enactable. Valentino Vettori wants to change that. Inspired by a recent trip to Summit in Los Angeles, the storied artist and designer …