Mobile tagging and mixed realities in art

  • ©ISEA2009: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Martha Carrer Cruz Gabriel, Mobile tagging and mixed realities in art


Session Title:

  • Entertainment and mobility

Presentation Title:

  • Mobile tagging and mixed realities in art




  • Abstract

    The objective of this paper/presentation is to describe the potentialities of mobile tagging as a tool for increasing and spreading the effects of Mixed Realities, including the field of Arts. In this sense, we will start by introducing the main concepts and some examples of Mixed Realities, followed by the concepts and examples of mobile tagging, showing that they are connected and benefit each other.

    Mixed Reality (or MR) refers to the fusion of the physical and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects coexist and interact in real time. On the other hand, mobile tagging is the process of reading a 2D barcode using a mobile device camera. Allowing the encryption of URLs in the barcodes, the mobile tagging can add a digital and/or online layer to any physical object, providing several levels of Mixed Realities related to that object.

    The uses of these levels of Mixed Realities have applications in several areas – from medicine and engineering to the arts. This paper/presentation will use some artworks as examples to illustrate the functionality of the mobile tagging for creating mixed reality.