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Augmented reality is beginning to make waves in the world of art. Modern artists are starting to take on the role of programmer in order to create works of art that are meant to be viewed through augmented reality browsers. These artists have exhibited their work in New York, California, Spain and the United Kingdom. Art lovers have, thus far, been welcoming of these digital exhibitions, encouraging artists to make use of augmented reality more aggressively.
The technology does not only offer benefit to artists, of course, as museums and galleries can make use of augmented reality to engage an audience. When used at a museum, for instance, augmented reality could give a visitor more information on a given exhibition. Using the technology in this way could also give museum goers an opportunity to share their experiences by adding their own content to the augmented reality exhibition. This content would not interfere with the exhibition, of course, but would be placed in a community interaction space.