Augmenting Reality with Snap’s Spectacles 3

Snapchat's dual-camera, first-person companion eyewear gets an upgrade

With two stereoscopic lenses that are capable of capturing 3D photos and video clips, Snap‘s newest eyewear release, Spectacles 3, takes a substantial step toward the future of augmented reality. Snap Lab (Snap’s hardware division and the parent of Spectacles) hasn’t produced a toy here. While fun—and certainly beneficial to content-makers, videographers and anyone interested in filming in the first person—this most recent iteration declares …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

3D Mona Lisa, NASA's "Galaxy of Horrors," overlooked women artists, modular homes and more from around the internet

Overdue Attention for Overlooked Women Old Masters Several significant exhibitions of Old Masters have been announced, and while large shows of Renaissance and Baroque paintings aren’t anything new, this recent spate is solely focused on women painters of the eras. From Washington DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts to London’s National Gallery and Madrid’s Museo Nacional del Prado, shows dedicated to artists including …

The Louvre + HTC VIVE Arts Render the Mona Lisa in 3D

Incorporating infrared, x-ray and refractive data, HTC VIVE Arts has transformed the Mona Lisa into a 3D figure set inside a dedicated virtual reality experience at the Louvre. Entitled “Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass,” the immersive artwork attempts to show what the iconic, mysterious figure would look like in motion—and also give participants time to see the details of the painting without the clamor of …