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#HackingTheHeist initiative brings stolen artwork back to life through the medium of AR – 23.03.18

 A Boston museum is using AR to show stolen works

 Cuseum is giving visitors at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum a chance to see paintings that were stolen almost 30 years ago. This year, on the 28th anniversary of the heist, Cuseum decided to use AR to digitally put the stolen paintings back into their frames. Visitors are now able to see the pieces exactly where they originally were in the museum.

Read more here.

*Interesting use of AR to enhance visitor engagement at museums and bring to life pieces which customers are no longer able to view in their physical form.* 

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 Snapchat’s Map Explore feature will let you know when your friends are hanging out without you  

Snapchat is introducing a new feature called Map Explore today that will alert and update users about what’s happening on their Snap Map. Travel and location updates will automatically appear on users’ Snap Maps when friends opt to share their location.

Read more here. 

*Snap Map launched last year as a feature meant to help users see what’s going on around them and find out what their friends are up to; it seems that this is another feature aimed at building upon this element of the platform.*

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Instagram to show newer posts first two years after controversial feed change

Instagram is moving away from its algorithmic feed and will start showing newer posts near the top. The company isn’t fully bringing back the chronological feed, though it will make a better effort to show users the most timely posts.

Read more here. 

*This reversion back to a semi-chronological feed marks a massive U-turn for the platform who have long ignored negative user feedback about the previous algorithm-led feed.*

 

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