Augmented reality exhibit in New York looks at impact of climate change

Reading Time: 2 minutes

‘Arcadia Earth’ is an immersive environmental art exhibit in New York City that uses augmented reality to spread awareness about the impact of climate change, said the museum’s founder, Valentino Vettori.

As visitors wander throughout the rooms filled with immersive installations, such as one made of 44 000 plastic bags – the amount used in New York state every minute before the plastic bag ban, they wear an AR headset that brings the installations to life, teaching environmental facts.

Vettori said the Manhattan exhibit is meant to be seen in a fun way.