-Documentation of Installation-

Augmented Reality
Interactive Photographic Print
with Custom Smart Phone Application

The viewer is presented with a digital, framed photograph of the chapter, The Story of the Telephone from the 1917 book, The Universal Book of Knowledge and Wonders. With a smartphone on a pedestal, setting up the scene of a phone ready to be used as a camera. Using Augmented Reality, what happens is when the phone is pointed to the photograph on the wall, a video starts playing of the book with the text slowly disappearing, leaving behind bursts of eraser debris behind with no evidence of how it’s happening.

In the age of smartphones, we have become accustomed to using a phone for a variety of different uses now. It’s no longer just a device used for vocal communication, it’s also used as a camera, a library, a phonebook, a video game console, a television, a music player, etc. When smartphone users see something they like, they tend to use their devices like a camera, ready to take a picture of what they see. This is very common in art venues. It’s assumed that more time could be spent looking at what they see later.


Making Sense of What We Have. Solo Exhibition. Morey Family Gallery at the Art Reach of Mid-Michigan. Mount Pleasant, Michigan. (Original date: April 1-30, 2020)

Sarah Nesbitt: Making Sense of What We Have. Solo Exhibition. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia

Gold Medal Exhibition. Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan. Juried by Elizabeth Youngblood, artist, educator, designer, and maker.

International Symposium on Electronic Art. Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Photography Challenging Objectivity. The Woven Tale Press. Article by Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor. January 29. Online.

Member Portfolios. Society for Photographic Education Website. Online.