Virtual Reality and New Media Demos, an art-exhibition-meets-happy-hour organized by Artsy, Moving Image, and SIXTY LES hotel explored VR and AR’s future as artistic mediums. Held at Tiki Tabu, the rooftop bar of the SIXTY LES, the event showcased four eclectic VR and AR art projects accompanied by infused drinks. Will this be the future of revelry?

Drawing Constellation, an AR project by William Pappenheimer and Zachary Brady, combined app interactivity with analog artistic freedom. Upon scanning the project’s QR code with Layar, an augmented reality app, the user can create their own drawing to be added to a moving constellation of drawings, viewable on a nearby monitor. Moving their smartphone camera around also allows the viewer to see the same constellation around him in real time, creating a live representation of artistic exploration. Read More...