We AR Butterflies

The Augmented Reality project “We AR Butterflies” is not only an artwork for everyone, it is one that is made by everyone, because the artwork seen is the results of a hands on workshop for people of any age, which teaches them how to transform themselves using a process of creative metamorphosis into colorful butterflies. The art of making butterflies is simple and is accomplished with using post-its, a mobile phone and some computer magic. The process is one of transformation and begins by using simple post-its of various colors, which are placed onto the face to mimic the patterns of colors on the wings of a butterfly. Once the post-its are in place and the effect is a convincing artistic metamorphosis from human into a butterfly, a selfie images is made with a mobile phone, which is then used as a texture on a 3D virtual butterfly’s wings that is created in Augmented Reality. In the end, all of the 3D virtual butterflies created in the workshop, flutter through out the museum and can be seen by using a dedicated application on any mobile phone or tablet device.

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