Artist James Kerr Launches Kickstarter to Publish Augmented Reality Art Book

Modern Tongue In Cheek Look At Renaissance Art


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2014 -- Technology is changing the world in many ways and allowing people to express themselves in ways never before possible. One such way is through Augmented reality (AR) which is defined as "a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment with elements augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. In the art world, artist James Kerr has enhanced one’s current perception of renaissance art pieces with selfies, hot dogs and other modern day realities and made them into animated GIFs. Together with publisher Anteism, they have launched an Kickstarter campaign to bring this coffee table book to life.

"In an act of da Vinci-esque brilliance," says Margaret Rhodes of Wired Magazine, "the Montreal-based illustrator has combined the mastery of early Renaissance paintings with the comic stylings of a Mike Judge television show. His site “Scorpion Dagger” features GIFs of beer-chugging priests, crowd-surfing disciples, and Jesus with a jetpack."

About Augmented Books
Augmented books look and feel like traditional books, however, by using a specialized app and tablet/phone viewers can trigger multimedia animations by viewing the book through their device’s screen.

Angel investors helping James Kerr and Anteism will be eligible for perks such as Limited Edition Hardcovers, flipbooks, the chance to be in one of the GIFs, featured landscape framed pieces, original art pieces, a webinar live with the artist and much, much more.

The James also understands not everyone may be able to give money to help this project, so he asks for those that cannot give monetarily to help by spreading the word about the unique Scorpion Dagger Augmented Reality Art Book online through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr or Record a video challenge for Vine, Facebook or Instagram to invite friends to give to or share this Kickstarter fundraiser. Include #ScorpionDagger in all posts.

For more information, visit SCORPION DAGGER AUGMENTED ART BOOK BY James Kerr

312 Bowery
New York, NY, 10012

Contact: Harley Smart
Title: Publisher
Phone: 514-884-5765