Check out some of our favourite AR experiences, perfect for keeping little ones entertained this year. Conjure up the characters from the Emmy nominated ‘Back to the Moon AR’ in your living room, explore some of the world’s most precious artefacts on your kitchen table or revisit the stories of some of the most notable women in American history.
Back to the Moon AR
Emmy-nominated Back to the Moon returns in AR Form! Launched recently and co-directed by Fx Goby and Hélène Leroux, Back to the Moon is the first and only ever Google Doodle to have been made in all the possible realities: Virtual Reality, 360 Video, 2D animation and now, Augmented Reality.
Little Red the Inventor
A twist on the classical fairy tale, Little Red the Inventor is a voice-activated interactive storybook created for children to be the masters of their own experience. Along with the beautiful visuals designed by Annie winner Tuna Bora, users can drive the narrative forward by reading out the prompts on the screen.
Download on iOS from the free Wonderscope app.
Hold history in the palm of your hands with the BBC’s first ever augmented reality app. A collaboration with BBC R&D, 40+ UK museums and arts institutions and the Civilisations festival brought to fruition the Civilisations AR app. Immerse yourself in a collection of some of the world’s most iconic historical artefacts in a way you’ve never seen before.
For 100+ years, a woman has not featured on US currency. This inspiring collaboration with Google Creative Lab and former US treasurer Rosie Rios, set out to change history as we know it. Using augmented reality, Notable Women replaces the existing portrait on any US note with one of 1oo American historical figures, chosen by the American public.
Big Bang AR
BAFTA nominated Big Bang AR app is an immersive journey through the birth and evolution of our universe. Travel back 13.8 billion years to discover how space, time and the visible universe came to be. Narrated by Tilda Swinton this collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and CERN is available in English, French, Italian and Spanish.