Every now and then, Hollywood has a moment where two (or more) movies arrive at the same time, most recently with the release of dueling Fyre Festival documentaries.
Augmented reality is having a moment now, The New York Times profiling the Large Hadron Collider
Instead of packing it into the Google Arts and Culture app the Big Bang AR app for iOS and Android.
To launch the AR experience, users are asked to hold a hand in front of their smartphone camera, make a fist, then slowly open it to activate the virtual Big Bang. Tilda Swinton, who evidently excels at narrating trippy animated sequences, based on this app and her first scene in Doctor Strange .
As the story progresses, users interacting with the particles and atoms as they form and explore the universe as they unfold them in front of their eyes. Users can also capture photos of the experience throughout the journey.
"One of CERN'S missions is to educate and engage people from all over the world with science and technology." With this app, we hope to reach Charlotte Warakaulle, CERN's director of international relations, in a statement.
The Google Arts and Culture team has become a proving ground for educational AR experiences, including the Pocket Gallery, a virtual museum hosting the works of Johannes Vermeer and the Art Projector, at AR camera
Moreover, Google has been on a ARCore 1.7, the arrival of Childish Gambino Playmoji for Google Pixel's Playground app, and the start of alpha testing for AR walking navigation in Google Maps.
With the annual Game Developers Conference (which served as a showcase for the Google Maps API and ARCore last year) just around the corner, and Google I / O (and probably the next big update of ARCore) coming