Outside In's Mixed Reality Experience

An exciting step forward in creating a more accessible and dynamic art viewing experience.

This mixed reality experience offers a new, dynamic way for visitors to engage with the gallery and enjoy a more accessible, immersive exhibition. By combining the real and digital worlds, visitors can break the boundaries of traditional gallery design and gain a unique perspective of the surrounding works.

The headset is wireless, lightweight, and does not obstruct your view of the surrounding environment. To use it, gently place the device on your head and adjust the grip by turning the small dial on the back of the headset to fit your head.

What is this and how does it work?

The Hololens 2 is a mixed reality headset that combines the real world with digital content to create an immersive exhibition experience. It uses cameras, sensors, and holographic displays to project digital images onto the user’s field of view.

What is Included in the experience?

The headset can display a wide range of digital content, including 3D models, animations, and videos. We have designed this virtual experience to include information about the exhibition, Golden Buzzer content from the gallery selectors, and augmented versions of several installations. 

Increased Accessibility

Mixed Reality (AR) can enhance accessibility in a number of ways. One way is by providing additional information and context to the user. For example, in an art exhibition, AR can be used to provide visitors with information about the artist and the meaning behind the artwork, which can be particularly useful for visitors with visual impairments who may have difficulty interpreting the artwork on their own.

Is the headset comfortable to wear?

Yes, the headset is designed to be comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. It features a lightweight design and adjustable straps to ensure a good fit.

Do I need to have any special knowledge or experience to use it?

No special knowledge or experience is required to use the device. The headset is designed to be user-friendly and easy to operate. Visitors will receive a brief walk through before starting.

Is the headset safe to use?

Yes, this headset is safe to use. It meets all relevant safety standards and has been thoroughly tested for safety and performance.