AR Application «Almet AR»

Digital science entertainment content about the origin of oil on the Earth, the Devonian period and the first Russian new media artist
A mobile AR application in the urban space
Authors
Sergey Luminarsky, Mikhail Agafonov and «krem» studio
62 Beloglazov street

Context

The «Almet AR» mobile app is a unique experience of augmented reality in the urban space and a digital extension of the «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural.

Almet AR is the mobile augmented reality (AR) application specially developed for the «Tales of the Golden Apples» public art program in Almetyevsk. This virtual guide unites two art objects located on the local heating station area (APTS №2): the «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural by Artem Stefanov and the «Point» laser new media art installation by S E T U P studio.

Augmented reality (AR) is an environment that interacts with the physical world by adding data and/or objects in the real time. The «Almet AR» mobile app becomes a prolongation of the «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural by Artem Stefanov. Its digital science entertainment content allows you to get a unique experience of AR in the urban space. Every point in the app is connected with a certain mural fragment: the content becomes available only after you point a smartphone camera on the needed object.
Augmented reality point map, «Almet AR» augmented reality app.
A fragment of the first scene, «Almet AR» augmented reality application.
Almet AR is the mobile augmented reality (AR) application specially developed for the «Tales of the Golden Apples» public art program in Almetyevsk. This virtual guide unites two art objects located on the local heating station area (APTS №2): the «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural by Artem Stefanov and the «Point» laser new media art installation by S E T U P studio.

Augmented reality (AR) is an environment that interacts with the physical world by adding data and/or objects in the real time. The «Almet AR» mobile app becomes a prolongation of the «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural by Artem Stefanov. Its digital science entertainment content allows you to get a unique experience of AR in the urban space. Every point in the app is connected with a certain mural fragment: the content becomes available only after you point a smartphone camera on the needed object.
Augmented reality point map, «Almet AR» augmented reality app.
The territory of the Industrial Square at 62 Beloglazov Street, 2019, Almetyevsk. Photo by Gazinur Shiriazdanov, Almetyevsk Life.
The application makes users move constantly on the area, going from one way point to another. This allows people to observe the artworks on the APTS №2 territory in full and to find a logical connection between them. Thus, a new, complete and conceptually connected public space is created around the town heating station called the Industrial Square.
The territory of the Industrial Square at 62 Beloglazov Street, 2019, Almetyevsk. Photo by Gazinur Shiriazdanov, Almetyevsk Life.
The application makes users move constantly on the area, going from one way point to another. This allows people to observe the artworks on the APTS №2 territory in full and to find a logical connection between them. Thus, a new, complete and conceptually connected public space is created around the town heating station called the Industrial Square.
A fragment of the first scene, «Almet AR» augmented reality application.
Augmented reality (AR) is an environment that interacts with the physical world by adding data and/or objects in the real time.
The keynote of this project is oil and versions of its emerging, because Almetyevsk is the oil capital of Tatarstan. The «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural is based on two theories, in which the biogenic and cosmic beauty of cosmic processes and millions of years of prehistoric life can be noticed. Thanks to the AR app we can learn more about it, moving from one way point to another. Points correspond to the topics depicted in Artem Stefanov's mural: he portrayed outlandish animals of the Devonian period on the walls of the heating station, as well as images inspired by the study of outer space.

The final way point is dedicated to the laser new art media installation «Point». The mural is devoted to a physician and design engineer Bulat Galeev, who was also a pioneer of Russian media art and a specialist in the synthesis theory of various types of arts. It was Galeev, whose steps were followed by S E T U P studio artists while working on their project. The issues of nature, energy, digital art and local visual code are considered in the artwork. The laser installation is projected onto the walls of the heating station, where the mural «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» is depicted. This interaction generates an additional meaning: oil turns into a symbolic point, from which the urban development of Almetyevsk was started.
A fragment of the mural «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» by Artem Stefanov, 2018-2019, Almetyevsk.
A fragment of laser new media art installation «Point» by S E T U P studio, Almetyevsk, 2019.
The keynote of this project is oil and versions of its emerging, because Almetyevsk is the oil capital of Tatarstan. The «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» mural is based on two theories, in which the biogenic and cosmic beauty of cosmic processes and millions of years of prehistoric life can be noticed. Thanks to the AR app we can learn more about it, moving from one way point to another. Points correspond to the topics depicted in Artem Stefanov's mural: he portrayed outlandish animals of the Devonian period on the walls of the heating station, as well as images inspired by the study of outer space.

The final way point is dedicated to the laser new art media installation «Point». The mural is devoted to a physician and design engineer Bulat Galeev, who was also a pioneer of Russian media art and a specialist in the synthesis theory of various types of arts. It was Galeev, whose steps were followed by S E T U P studio artists while working on their project. The issues of nature, energy, digital art and local visual code are considered in the artwork. The laser installation is projected onto the walls of the heating station, where the mural «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» is depicted. This interaction generates an additional meaning: oil turns into a symbolic point, from which the urban development of Almetyevsk was started.
A fragment of the mural «Theories of the Genesis of Oil» by Artem Stefanov, 2018-2019, Almetyevsk.
A fragment of laser new media art installation «Point» by S E T U P studio, Almetyevsk, 2019.

About the app


Almet AR

The main page of the app is a map with three locations. You can start a route from each of them, but to keep the continuity of the narration, it is highly recommended to move according to the order. Point scanning opens an access to the information which provides a better understanding of the mural elements and immersion to scientific knowledge, on which the artwork is based.

1. Download the app and follow the on-screen instructions.
2. Choose a dot on the map and point your camera at the wall to get the access to the content.
3. Get to know the history of the genesis of oil using AR technology.
The main page of the app is a map with three locations. You can start a route from each of them, but to keep the continuity of the narration, it is highly recommended to move according to the order. Point scanning opens an access to the information which provides a better understanding of the mural elements and immersion to scientific knowledge, on which the artwork is based.

1. Download the app and follow the on-screen instructions.
2. Choose a dot on the map and point your camera at the wall to get the access to the content.
3. Get to know the history of the genesis of oil using AR technology.

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