Hacking the Heist is an AR app that digitally re-places art stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardener museum back into the original frame.
This app demonstrates the AR category of Controlled Space
. In this category, digital content is used to support and reinforce the values promoted by actual environments. In a controlled space, both virtual content and physical location are aligned in terms of the values they represent, which are usually dictated by familiar functions of material environments. Read more:
Cuseum. "Hacking the Heist." (2018) https://www.hackingtheheist.com/.
Cascone, Sarah. "Paintings Stolen in America’s Biggest Art Heist Have Returned to Their Frames—Thanks to Augmented Reality." Artnet News, March 26, 2018.