Ars Wild Card is a smartphone app developed by Ars Electronica Futurelab, which enables visitors to enjoy exhibitions in public spaces. Visitors can use it to get information about works in the exhibition, as well as photographing the works, even including themselves, and creating their original postcards.
Powered by angle-free object-search technology developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Research Lab, we have renewed the app as Ars Wild Card +, a smartphone app specially designed for festival visitors. The angle-free object-search technology can accurately specify a three-dimensional object from a photographed image of it from any angle. Users can get information of exhibition objects at the festival instantly, not by scanning a conventional barcode but by holding their smartphone over the object. Ars Wild Card+ can provide visitors with a more intuitive experience to connect with works and encourage new discoveries.