Installation using Layar Reality Browser and AndAR Model Viewer software
Human-statue performers appear in public places around the world. The Augmented Reality Flash Mob uses QR codes and Layar technology, with which smartphone users can connect to an augmented-reality platform, to take the phenomenon one step further. The designers coordinate, on a specific date and time and place, a coterie of virtual three-dimensional characters—including Darth Vader, zombies, Spider-Man, the Beatles, and Smurfs—which anyone with a smartphone can see and walk among. The characters can only be viewed (and photographed) through a device; pictures of the event can then be uploaded and printed, creating a visual record of a virtual event.