The Augmented Reality artwork 'Consequences' uses the smart phone or tablet as a threshold through which one can migrate from the real world into an augmented world where consequences of the past, present and future of the Stavanger harbor emerge. 'Consequences' reflects the current state of the human experience: as we spend more and more time looking into our handheld screens for answers rather than looking at and listening to the physical world around us as we move through our respective environments, we transmigrate towards a digital self. This AR experience uses virtual particles to blur the physical world of the Stavanger harbor with virtual mist, water geysers, oil slicks and extreme weather conditions.
Consequence can also be viewed from inside the Stavanger concert hall lobby by looking through a pair of goggles – a “ThingOscope” – designed by the artist. The AR can also be viewed from 2 other locations along the harbor front/Vågen, as well as from aboard the Tao Ferry using this app.