"Let's play my artist statement now!" AR, preschoolers, and gallery explorations

As we enter the last week of this year's RGC art exhibition, I share a video showing some of my preschool students interacting with Augmented Reality (AR) in the gallery.

The use of AR/QR came as a curatorial decision, as a solution to make the children's voices more present and to provide visitors with the option for more information, while keeping the exhibition focused on the artwork. Each child had their artist statement video-recorded, and that's what we see when we scan their photo. The children are as excited to watch the videos themselves as to show it to visitors in guided-tours. "When you point at the photo, L. talks!," one of the preschoolers explains.

More to come on this after my presentations on the subject at the National Art Education Association Conference this month. For now, here's the video created by my friend and colleague Sean Justice (http://www.seanjustice.com/), with music by Peter Miller (http://www.scribbletronics.com/about.html). Thank you both!