Loog Guitars’ Electric Instruments For All Ages

More than a toy but a range of instructional tools with an AR app, games and built-in amplifier

Instruments can be particularly difficult to master at an older age—especially without previous experience from earlier formative years. Loog Guitars, having recognized this, designs guitars for kids—age 3+ to 12+—that are entertaining, easy to learn and good-looking. Their newest line of  electric guitars with built-in amplifiers is available to back on Kickstarter now. “We started out making three-string guitars, so for us innovation was never about …

Virtual Reality Highlights from the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Four selections that run the stylistic, technical and narrative gamut of VR films today

Only the prestigious Venice International Film Festival would dedicate an island to virtual reality programming. This year, Lazzaretto Vecchio (otherwise known as VR Island) once again hosts Venice Virtual Reality—which, upon launch in 2017, was the world’s first-ever international film festival VR competition. Last year’s 75th annual festival presented a milestone VR slate. For 76th event, the division’s co-curators Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac selected …

Apple’s [AR]T Walk Showcases the Potential of a New Medium

Featuring work from eight artists, the augmented reality project places pieces in their stores and beyond

Augmented reality (AR), the less enveloping sibling of virtual reality, infuses the real world with imaginative additions. Often viewed through wearable lenses or through the screen of a smartphone, AR pits fantastical scenes alongside actual passersby and preexisting structures. This technological art form has become the medium of choice for Apple‘s newest experiential initiative, [AR]T Walk (curated by the New Museum‘s Lisa Phillips and Massimiliano …