The Museum in the Multi-layered World is conceptualized as a collection of interconnecting exhibition spaces in which the real and virtual worlds co-exist and information travels to and from between them. Artworks that can be accessed and experienced online will appear in the real-world exhibition space. Elements that are not visible in the actual exhibit are added with AR, and information can be sent online from the real world. Through the following multi-layered exhibition formats, you can experience the works in various forms.
There are two different apps for use on a PC. They can be used to explore either Virtual Hatsudai, which has been created using point cloud data that are laser-scanned parts of the Tokyo Opera City district and inside ICC, and Hyper ICC respectively and to appreciate the works on display online.
Virtual Hatsudai App
Move freely inside Virtual Hatsudai, which is created from laser-scanned point cloud data of sections of the Tokyo Opera City district. Inside the City, there are places where you can access Hyper ICC, the “Information Building” of past ICC projects. There, the user can make the external appearance of Hyper ICC change dynamically by selecting the timing or type of past ICC exhibits or events. Works are also on display in several areas inside the district.
Hyper ICC App
Use this app to experience Hyper ICC, the main venue for the online exhibition.
The works exhibited in the real-space venues are linked to the works exhibited online. Artworks that can be accessed and experienced online will appear in the real-world exhibition space in a slightly different form. Elements that are not visible in the actual exhibit are added with AR, information can be sent online from the real world, and performers will appear in the exhibition venue. The exhibits in the real-space venues are not the original, but instead are positioned as one of the multi-layered exhibition formats on the same level as the online and virtual exhibits.
Use on the exhibits in the real space. When you wave your smartphone or tablet with the AR app installed toward the exhibit, you can see a multilayered world of the real world and cyber space. There also works that can be enjoyed in arbitrary places that are not confined to the real-space exhibition venues of this exhibition.
The free STYLY Mobile app is needed to experience AR works. Download from the Google Play store or App Store.
If you wish to experience the AR works at the real-space exhibition venues, we recommend downloading the STYLY Mobile app onto your smartphone or other mobile device before coming to the venue. Free Wi-Fi is available at the real-space exhibition venues.
Papercraft will also be posted on the website as a portable appreciation experience that can be enjoyed anywhere. Users can download the data for artworks, such as papercraft created by artists, from the website and print it to assemble and complete themselves. This experience, which people of all ages, from children to adults can enjoy, will allow users to have fun assembling these artworks and displaying them easily at home. Artist-run workshops and performances using papercraft are also planned.
Take a tour on your web browser of the experiences to be had with the two PC apps and the works that are exhibited.