We launched several AR experiences from June 12th to June 20th. All the AR links will be shared on this page.
The instructions for using Adobe Aero are below. Click on the image of the bather to copy the link. Click on the link below. Hover the QR code.
Copper Bathers by John Short
John Short provided images of original works of art depicting swimmers from Sandycove and local environs. These images are depicted in the AR experiences associated with The Corner of Scotsman’s Bay. The originals are copper 2-d sculptures.
Traces of The Rainbow Rapids
Jake Dwyer created original illustrations which we present in the AR component of this project, based on the images found online, of the ruins of the Rainbow Rapids. The Rainbow Rapids opened in 1985 and consisted of two slides, 300 feet long which looped in a circle before dropping 40 foot into a plunge pool. The walls of the entrance and changing rooms were painted in a bright blue and decorated with illustrations of cartoon characters. Jake’s illustrations float over the location recalling the lived experience of the many children who tumbled down this amazing slide.
Bathers by John Short
John Short provided images of original works of art depicting swimmers from Sandycove and local environs. These images are depicted in the AR experiences associated with The Corner of Scotsman’s Bay. The area has a long history of sea and baths swimming, with all local swimming spots enjoying a resurgence of interest brought on by the Covid-19 lockdown. These beautiful images pay tribute to all the swimmers, past and present.
The AR Experience
How to access the Augmented Reality experiences.
You can hover the experience over the location of the baths or on any surface, but close to water is preferred. Your phone will try to find an anchor it can pin the scene too, then it will load the files. Tap to secure to the anchor and enjoy.
16 Windsor Terrace
Please install Aero mobile (iOS) to view the experience from a shared link. Once you have the link you will be prompted to install the app. Recipients of a link will not be required to log in to view an experience in AR but they will be asked to accept camera permissions so that they can use the camera capabilities for AR on their device.Once Aero mobile (iOS) is installed all links will open the automatically in the app.
Link to Download
You can point your camera at the QR code which we will post on the site. When you view the QR code associated with it, you will be prompted to install Aero mobile (iOS) if you do not already have it installed. Open your Camera app and then point your camera at your QR code. When the QR code is picked up by the camera, you will be prompted to open the link.
Please note there is a beta AERO app on Google Play.
Android OS Users can also access the project through saved videos posted to the site daily and by viewing the projects on Behance.