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The New York Times brings Bowie exhibit to your phone with AR

This is one of the few cross-platform augmented reality experiences.
Rob LeFebvre, @roblef
March 21, 2018
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Now that Google has released its first take on an Android augmented reality framework, ARCore 1.0, quite a few AR apps are taking advantage of it. The New York Times, who has already released an AR experience around Olympic athletes for iOS, is now launching a new AR feature that focuses on David Bowie's "visual legacy." This is also one of the few AR experiences that supports both ARKit and ARCore, making it available on both iOS and Android.

You can access the new Bowie feature via The New York Times app, projecting life-size versions of the rock star's iconic costumes into your own space. As with other AR experiences, you can explore the outfits as if they were really there, walking around to see the back, for example, or getting up close to see details you might miss in a photo. The pieces were scanned at the Brooklyn Museum just before the "David Bowie is" exhibition opened.

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