Augmented reality app makes adbusting a legal and viable way to make art

Augmented Reality

Adbusting is a growing trend in the Eastern and Western U.S. Adbusting, also known as culture jamming, sees artists coming together to change existing advertisements with works of art. These works often hold some cultural commentary and are seen as vandalism in large cities. For some artists, the issue of vandalism can be quite the deterrent. As such, artists have begun using augmented reality as a way to carry out their adbusting goals. The Public Ad Campaign, a group of New York-based artists that considers all advertisements to be public…

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Augmented reality app replaces ads in New York City with art

New AR App for Phones

New York City has always boasted of a robust art scene. Ambitious artists from all over the world often travel to the city to make a name for themselves in one of the most influential places on the planet. However, it can be difficult to display art in the city, as most of the space available is monopolized by advertisements. Given that street art is often considered a form of vandalism, the Public Ad Campaign, an anti-ad group of artists, have developed a new mobile app that allows artists to…

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