Hidden Figures came out in the US this month – a film about three black female mathematicians who helped NASA launch humans into space in the 1960s.
IBM and the New York Times were so taken back with the story, they’ve unveiled ‘Outthink Hidden’ – an Augmented Reality (AR) experience about scientists who are often left out of the textbooks.
The exhibition takes place in 150 geo-locations across 10 cities, in institutions like the NASA Kennedy Space Centre and California University.
By walking around with the New York Times’ new T Brand Studio AR app, you can access 3D-rendered imagery, text, video and soundbites about marginalised individuals from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) backgrounds. It’s great to see such a good use of AR technology.