From 18 - 20 February 2019, the 2nd Immersive Augmented and Virtual Reality World Conference took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. This conference sought to educate attendees on the latest AR/VR technologies from the key players in the scene and their corresponding tremendous economic potentials. amongst instigating a wide array of AR/VR related exposure to organizations that have successfully embarked on AR/VR.
The Artling’s Gallery Director, Kim Tay was one of many esteemed speakers at this conference, speaking on ‘The Future of AR/VR in the Next Mobile Economy’. Her talking points included how The Artling envisions the future of AR/VR applications through mobile technology, learning how AR/VR brings new business opportunities and deliver business results, and discovering the business benefits of AR/VR and the business challenges in implementing them.
Kim Tay, The Artling's Gallery Director, speaking at the 2nd Immersive Augmented and Virtual Reality World Conference
June of 2018 saw The Artling launch their new augmented reality(AR) feature on The Artling app. AR, an interactive experience, allows the artworks on The Artling to be “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, thereby allowing users to see artworks to scale on any wall. Rather than changing or replacing the reality you would already see, AR adds to it. It has since proved to be an incredibly useful tool, allowing clients a preview of the works they are interested in and where in their space they would fit best, all in real time.
'Buying Art in Bits - The Bitcoin', moderated by Kim Tay, at Aloft by Hermès.
Kim Tay was also invited to moderate a panel at Aloft at Hermès titled ‘Buying Art in Bits - The Bitcoin’. By invite only, this talk included speakers Katrina Cokeng, Co-founder & CEO of XEN, a wealth management platform; Lim Yueh Fen, legal adviser; and collector Prakash Somosundram, entrepreneur and CEO of Pealo. Discussion points included the type of infrastructure needed in order for the artwork to start using Bitcoin in a larger way, implications on turning cryptocurrency into an artwork purchase, and whether or not Bitcoin transactions would decrease transparency in the art market.
To find out more about the 2nd Immersive Augmented and Virtual Reality World Conference, click here.
To find out more about this year’s programmes at Aloft at Hermès, click here.
To find out more about The Artling, click here.
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