This AR App Brings the Northern Lights and Other Natural Phenomena Into Your Living Room
by Nora McGreevy/Smithsonianmag.com
A cloud hovers overhead and gently releases rain onto your pillow. Purple flowers sprout out of your bathroom floor. A fiery sun slowly rotates above the kitchen sink. This isn’t another vivid, pandemic-induced stress dream: It’s augmented reality art.
By simply peering through their smartphone’s camera, art lovers can place virtual renderings of the Northern Lights, a rainbow and even a rare puffin. Tap on a cloud, and it will start to rain; get too close to the puffin, and it will flap its wings while offering up a slightly alarmed expression. Aside from a virtual ladybug, whose 30-day visit comes at a cost of $2, the art is free for all to appreciate and experimentat with.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.