Augmented reality app reveals Seattle protest art in surprising places

August 14, 2020 / Crosscut

Amp’Up Seattle, a new citywide augmented reality art show. By downloading a free app, anyone can access eight virtual artworks that appear layered over the existing cityscape.

“We decided to look at the art that BLM brought about,” says Gargi Kadoo, one of seven designers at the Seattle-based architecture and design firm GGLO who created the digital art show for this year’s Seattle Design Festival. “The city kind of went in and destroyed [or] brought down a lot of this art,” she says. “We’re celebrating art that is gone.”

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