Training: Virtual Exhibit at MHT

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport features work from the League of NH Craftsmen in virtual augmented reality. Learn how to navigate the exhibit and assist guests with their viewing.

   

Scratching your head as to what you just read? It’s pretty innovative and amazing and MHT guests will be asking about it.

Please join Karina Mitchell of AERY / Membit for a technical training on how to use augmented reality to view New Hampshire art using the app AERY Viewing Room. This exhibit technology was intended for use at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, but you can view the artwork anywhere, even your own living room! Try it out and send your finished photos to kelly@nhgsa.com.

To prepare for the training please download AERY Viewing Room from the Apple app store. If you don’t have an i-phone or i-pad, you are encouraged to still watch the below training to gain an understanding of the technology.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/viewing-room-by-aery/id1477573036

1. It’s only for iOS/Apple devices enabled with Augmented Reality (AR) (anything above SE/6S will work-but a regular 6 does not work)
2. Best to use when connected to wifi
3. Best to stand up and begin the experience and stand back as if you are looking at a gallery wall
4. Click NHBCA to get started

After a few times it will become intuitive. There are many options of taking photos of the content combined with real life and I will go over that in training.

Preview the the art shows before the GSA training by clicking on the NHBCA channel and practicing viewing the art in the 3 NH art exhibitions featuring work by:

The League of NH Craftsmen – 14 works of art from the permanent collection

Pam Tarbell- NH painter with a selection of work

Tom Devaney-NH artist with a deep dive into his painting Hope

Direct link to training video: https://www.screencast.com/t/AIuO5aHjkNQl

Additional Resources:

Aery website. https://www.aery.art/airport/

NHBCA website  https://www.nhbca.com/ar-exhibition

League Website  https://nhcrafts.org/augmented-reality-exhibition/

Aery how to video from NYC  https://vimeo.com/459019066

 

Questions/contact information:

Karina Mitchell karina@membit.co

Jay Van Buren jay@membit.co

Tricia Soule NHBCA Tricia@nhbca.com

Rack Card at airport:

 

Press Release:

NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR THE ARTS COLLABORATION PUTS THE CREATIVE ECONOMY TO WORK AT AIRPORT

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport features work from the League of NH Craftsmen in augmented reality.

Manchester, NH — (November 4, 2020) — Through a partnership with the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA), Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), the League of NH Craftsmen (LNHC) and Aery – an augmented reality art app – MHT will feature an art exhibition, which allows visitors to engage with original fine craft by employing a virtual augmented reality experience. This art exploration will be the first of its kind to be featured in the greater New Hampshire area. Augmented reality is a digital tool that allows the fine craft on view in the display cases to be “digitally placed” at public locations around the airport, including beyond security where passengers wait for their flights to depart. With augmented reality, there are no physical constraints or restrictions of space, security, or installation logistics. The tangible objects from the League of NH Craftsmen will be safely displayed in the area of the airport where people check in for flights, wait for passengers to arrive, and retrieve their baggage.

Through the partnership, the NHBCA will demonstrate the creative economy at work by bringing together art, commerce, technology, and cultural tourism. The art-experience will begin at MHT as the holiday season approaches.  Aery will showcase 14 art pieces which feature all New Hampshire-made craft. The exhibition also includes the history and cultural significance of the LNHC which has been recognized as one of the nation’s foremost fine crafts organizations for nearly ninety years. The virtual exhibition comes at a time when socially distant art exhibitions are the new norm due to COVID-19. The beauty of this virtual art experience is that it will extend beyond the airport through the Aery app, allowing users to interact with New Hampshire art and craft in any location where there is access to Wi-Fi. Vice President of Aery AR Karina Mitchell explained, “Augmented reality is still in early days but it’s clear that overlaying the world with digital content using this emerging technology is going to grow.  It excites me to be able to collaborate in New Hampshire with forward thinking partners to introduce the magic of creative applications of AR to our local businesses and communities.”

AUGMENTED ART IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

  • This collaborative project between the NHBCA, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Aery, and the League of NH Craftsmen will merge together art, technology, and the tourism industry in the greater New England community.
  • The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport sees over 2 million visitors a year and is known as the state’s busiest transportation location.
  • Aery’s virtual art space will aid in promoting New Hampshire artists, AR technology and the tourism community to make fine art and craft accessible to a widespread audience.

ABOUT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR THE ARTS: The NHBCA is a nonprofit statewide membership organization that advocates for the value of the arts in economic, social and community development by facilitating people and projects that enhance engagement in the arts. This exhibition is made possible with a generous project grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and Bank of America.