First Of Its Kind Augmented Reality Exhibition Comes To Encinitas

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The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is getting a new exhibit called "Seeing the Invisible."

According to NBC7, the exhibition will use AR Augmented Reality (AR) to allow guests to see parallels of their surroundings via an app that can be downloaded on their phones and tablets. The parallels guests will see are created by a dozen international artists.

As they make their way through San Diego County's most stunning gardens they will encounter unexpected images.

“For example, the same work might be set within a group of coastal prickly pear cacti in San Diego and among a lush forest of giant redwoods in Edinburgh,” the Botanic Garden said in a press release.

According to the Botanic Garden, this exhibit is the “first of its kind to be developed as a collaboration among botanical gardens around the world.”

“This exhibition allows artists who have not previously worked in AR to expand on ideas that are central to their practice in entirely new ways,” Co-Curator Hadas Maor said in a statement. “In doing so, the exhibition engages a wide range of visitors with contemporary artworks, including a number that address critical issues around the environment, through this exciting new medium.”

"Seeing the Invisible" will debut on Friday, September 24. Tickets range from $10 to $18.

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