JR: JR Reality and the Power of Portraits
For years, French artist JR has been making statements by printing large-scale portraits and pasting them in public locations across the globe. Now, he’s using augmented reality technology to make it easier than ever for communities to share their stories. JR Reality, created with Superblue and Niantic Inc, is a platform that lets anyone with a smartphone add their face and voice to geotagged locations throughout their city. On today’s episode, JR talks about the creative process behind the app and what it means both for him and for the world.