A new video mural that debuted Thursday night at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has pretty good integration with an associated iPhone app that makes it easy to learn about everyone's story in the mural using the phone camera.
Titled "Chronicles of San Francisco" and created "by my good friend" JR, as Cook said, the creation was inspired by murals that Diego Rivera used to paint in the Bay Area in the 1930s and 40s. "This is a must see," Cook exclaimed.
"Everyone has a story, and JR brings them to life," reads Cook's tweet . The massive video image documents the struggles of people living in San Francisco and the dichotomy between them and all the wealth of San Francisco, according to ABC 7 News.
JR approached the subjects randomly on the street, filmed and interviewed 1200 people.
It's like a giant puzzle, where everyone has to go to the place where they decided, and then I composed the murals around them. If you look here, a baby is born! Right now, we're talking. You see.
The interactive exhibition invites visitors to download a free iPhone app to learn about everyone's story in the animated mural.
This is a must see-The Chronicles of San Francisco mural is a moving masterpiece of my good friend @JRart and adds a new dimension to his work. Everyone has a story, and JR brings them to life. Congratulations, JR! @SFMOMA pic.twitter.com/fztBOWW8Bw
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 25, 2019
Or do it the old-fashioned and use the museum's interactive kiosk to hear sound and read detailed information. 9to5Mac notes that you can also buy the book version of "The Chronicles of San Francisco" on Amazon, and use the iPhone app to delve deeper into the images.
What do you think of this interactive animated mural? That's quite something, right?