The University of South Florida’s Access 3D Lab and Advanced Visualization Center are helping bring four murals to life in downtown Clearwater through a new partnership with the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. A first of its kind for the Tampa Bay region, the ARTours Clearwater mobile application takes users on an interactive tour throughout the city using virtual and augmented realities. Through the app, users can take selfies in the augmented reality space and experience art in a fresh, new way.
The four murals are part of the Downtown Clearwater Mural Program, which aims to enliven public spaces and highlight downtown’s emerging arts scene.
“ARTours Clearwater invites everyone to journey through downtown Clearwater’s murals through the fun and unique lens of augmented reality that merges the worlds of art and technology together,” said Jaye Matthews, director of the Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency. “Building this partnership with USF and developing the ARTours app creates an unexpected way to see and interact with the core of our downtown community.”
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