Apple

Apple

Starting on August 10, visitors to Apple stores around the world can participate in three different free experiences that all feature augmented reality (AR) art installations. Part of the tech giant’s Today At Apple series, the programs—an interactive city walk, an in-store installation, and an AR learning session—were curated in collaboration with the New Museum in New York, which selected contemporary artists Nick Cave, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Cao Fei, John Giorno, Carsten Höller, and Pipilotti Rist to participate. “Augmented reality is a medium ripe for dynamic and visual storytelling that can extend an artist’s practice beyond the studio or the gallery and into the urban fabric,” said New Museum director Lisa Phillips in a press release. The AR walks will be available in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. [Apple]

Courtesy Reuters

Courtesy Reuters

Less than three years after its installation, the solar roadway pilot program launched in Normandy, France, has been deemed a failure. Since being deployed in 2016, the panels have deteriorated due to unforeseen stress from tractors and thunderstorms, are covered in leaf mold, and created too much noise for neighbors. The future of the French government’s plan to install the energy-capturing panels along more than 60 miles over five years is now in question. [Le Monde]