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‘ICC Kids Program 2013 “AR Museum” AKAMATSU Masayuki + ARART Project’

NTT InterCommunication Center

by Alisa Yamasaki

Staff Writer

The latest video games blur the line between the real and the virtual by integrating the user’s environment with game-play. This use of augmented reality is the theme of “AR Museum,” an exhibition aimed at engaging children with technology.

Typically, augmented reality projects virtual images onto a real surface viewed through the screen of a device, such as a mobile phone. This exhibition, however, explores advances in the world of virtual technology by altering our vision of reality itself.

Calling this process “alternated reality,” this exhibition displays works that contain shapes and forms that come to life when you look at them through your smartphone lens; July 30-Sept. 1.

NTT InterCommunication Center; 0120-144199; Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Hatsudai Station, Keio New Line. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Closed Mon., Aug. 4. www.ntticc.or.jp