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Track Listing Past Alexander McQueen, The Horn Of Plenty, A/W09 Present. Sephora Adds Interactive Digital Touches. Beauty retailer Sephora is rolling out beacons, iPhone-based augmented reality and an Amazon Prime-style shipping service as part of a “digital experience” makeover of its U.S. stores, according to Forbes. The new omnichannel retail features are tied to the opening of Sephora’s new Innovation Lab in San Francisco, which will develop new strategies and technologies for in-store and mobile shopping. The development lab hopes to draw on the “collective creativity” of Sephora’s 14,000 U.S. employees to enhance the chain’s digital future, Sephora Americas CEO Calvin McDonald said in a prepared statement.

Sephora has 360 standalone North American stores, 420 Sephora shops in J.C. Penney stores, and 1,780 locations in 29 countries worldwide. But in U.S. stores, beacons will be rolled out nationwide after testing in some San Francisco stores, delivering personalized alerts to customers who have signed up for the program. The digital rollout also includes two smartphone-based features. Image Recognition Apps. CAS – Central Authentication Service. The Wrong New Digital Art Biennial Brings Together The Best Of The Net. The Wrong, dubbing itself ‘The New Digital Art Biennial’ has officially gone online as of November 1st, and will be open untill the final day of 2013. Organized by David Quiles Guillo, the founder and director of the Sao Paolo-based independent creative organization ROJO, The Wrong Biennial features a massive amount of digital work, culled together by 30 curators and housed in online pavilions that take the form of standalone websites linked to from The Wrong’s main page.

Each of these 30 curators have organized and designed one of the digital pavilions, selecting a number of artists from around the globe, totalling over 300 participating in all. If that sounds like a lot, you’d be right; the sheer amount of content housed in these pavilions is nothing less than overwhelming. The Plastic Yet Still In-Between pavilion, curated by Andrew Benson, takes form as a navigable, 3-dimensional space where artists' works can be "walked" into. The planned chaos of Homeostasis Lab. This Museum Displays Stolen Artworks in Augmented Reality. Images via Before ITP graduate student Ziv Schneider created the Oculus Rift-accessible Museum of Stolen Art, halfway across the world another institution—also called the Museum of Stolen Art—was debuting its gallery exhibition of works currently reported stolen or missing. Works could be viewed through the screen of a tablet or phone. Through smart devices, lifted in front of framed markers, the power of augmented reality revealed lost paintings including Monet's Waterloo Bridge and van Gogh's Poppy Flowers, among other works whose "true loss could never be expressed in dollars or euros.

" "The exhibition emphasizes the feeling of loss by showing empty canvases in frames, which only come to life when visitors look at them through their smartphone or tablet," explained the agency behind the project, Wijdoendingen. Their idea was to have the markers be transferable, so you could admire the stolen works and more in 3D glory from the comfort of your own home. Related: This Augmented Reality App Blocks Advertisements With Digital Art. A morning commute in New York City can often feel like trying to browse the web in the days before AdBlocker—bright, ugly advertisements vie for your attention—a visual cacophony that can quickly become a headache. Technical interface outfit The Heavy Projects—working with PublicAdCampaign and Jowy Romano, creator of Subway Art Blog—have united under the umbrella RE+PUBLIC to address this problem in an effort not unlike the plot of cult classic horror flick They Live.

The solution: an augmented reality app called NO AD, which can recognize subway advertisements, block them out, and replace them with curated digital art. "Littered throughout almost every station is a repetition of movie, television, product, and alcohol ads, which take advantage of NY’s immense captive transit audience and turn our daily commute into one long commercial," RE+PUBLIC writes in a press release. Check out RE+PUBLIC's other AR efforts on their website, and download the NO AD app here. Related: Augmented Reality GIF-ITI App Brings INSA's Moving Murals To Your Smartphone.

Images via It goes without saying: INSA makes incredible GIF art murals. Previously, we've covered his apocalyptic GIF-ITI building, and his co-creation of the world's largest GIF wall painting. Now, with his augmented reality app, GIF-ITI Viewer, you can watch INSA's handmade creations reveal their full animated glory without ever having to leave the curb you’re standing on. For those of us who can't make it to the sites of the artworks in person, INSA has provided a sampling of artworks that come to life with the GIF-ITI Viewer. Below, we've compiled a couple GIF-ITI portraits we can't wait to check out in person, be it via smartphone, or browser. What you see in person: With the GIF-ITI Viewer: And here's INSA's app in action: Some passers by today getting psyched on my new GIF-ITI App.

For more of INSA's awesome animated action, check out GIF-ITI on Tumblr. Related: World's Largest GIF-iti Comes Alive In Taiwan Graffiti Artist Gives His Tags The GIF Of Life Through Stop-Motion. Listen To The Color Of Pizza With This Synesthetic App. Instead of playing that 50 Cent throwback playlist at your upcoming house party, why not try a magenta or green DJ set? With Julian Glander’s new iOS and Android app, Roy G Biv, your phone can translate any solid color into music—a synth-based interpretation of synethesia. If you've ever wondered what a vibrant eggplant or juicy tomato sounds like, this app is one experiment that simulates such a sensory-mixing experience. The application uses your rear camera to detect the hue of whatever it's facing, and then converts the color data into modulations for an 8-note synth. “Play a multi-coloured symphony with some friends, take a musical #selfie, experience a rough approximation of synesthesia," writes Glanders on the project description.

We took the liberty of sampling some colorful things around the Vice office to give you an idea of Roy G Biv's audio-visual capabilities. Yellow: When Roy G Biv detects yellow, the app emits two distinct, UFO-like sounds that come at you at once. Related: Augmented Reality App Allows Museum Audiences To "X-Ray" Artwork. It's often taken for granted that the final image on a dried, painted canvas is wholly representative of an artwork in its most unsullied and purest form.

What's lesser known is that in many cases, beneath the layers of gloss medium, fixative, and oil—like the carbon found in ice cores and the rings of log rounds—the secrets behind their creators' processes and original intentions can often be found beneath their final veneers. One iOS app, designed exclusively for Spain's fabled Museo del Prado, is allowing audiences the opportunity to see beneath the surfaces of paintings by Goya, Rembrandt, Velásquez, and 11 others, using a combination of X-Ray, infrared, and augmented reality techniques.

Below, X-Ray imaging of Rogier van der Wyden's Descent From the Cross reveals that John The Baptist once sported a trickle of blood running down his neck: Second Canvas' infrared scanning feature strips images down to their barest, originally-intended, and most unrefined forms: h/t Telegraph Related: Augmented Reality App Brings Objects And Classic Paintings To Life. ARART from kei shiratori on Vimeo. Creative Applications posted yesterday about a very intriguing augmented reality app called ARART, from Kei Shiratori, Takeshi Mukai, and Younghyo Bak. The app lets you hold up your device to different objects, including classic paintings like Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and experience the piece in a new, animated way “as if time trapped inside the painting had been stirred alive.” Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers shake off their petals so they flutter downwards, while the Mona Lisa gives you a wink before crumbling into something far less appealing.

There’s also collaborative projects with artists like Masayuki Akamatsu, whose Uroboros Torch will play music and video, while another artist’s work gets augmented with flowers blooming into life. Appropriately for the app’s through-the-looking-glass magic, John Tenniel’s illustrations from Alice in Wonderland get animated too. [via Creative Applications] @stewart23rd.