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First Of It’s Kind “Augmented Reality” Mural Comes To St. Louis

Brett Blume
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Artist Momo with Re+Public works on a new interactive mural going up on the side of a building just east of St. Louis University. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Artist Momo with Re+Public works on a new interactive mural going up on the side of a building just east of St. Louis University. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – When the new mural painted on the wall of the Moto Museum in the 3400 block of Olive just east of Grand near St. Louis University is officially unveiled next month, you’ll not only be able to look at it — you’ll be able to enter it.

How?

KMOX News spoke with artist Jordan Seiler, who along with fellow artist Momo works under the name Re+Public, and we’re still not sure exactly how it works.

Seiler calls it an “augmented reality experience“, but we’re still scratching our heads.

“Basically we’re working with augmented reality technology which will eventually recognize this mural,” Seiler patiently attempts to explain. “When you hold up your Apple or your Android device to it all of the shapes and the forms from this mural will come out into three-dimensional space. They’ll be interactive so you can touch them, move them, animate them or even walk around this entire area and move through the mural.”

It might be best to just wait until the mural and it’s interactive component are officially unveiled during “Dancing in the Streets” on Sat. September 21st.

Seiler believes this to be the first “augmented reality” mural of it’s type in the United States.

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