These Free AR Art Experiences Take You to Hidden Corners

What’s happening
Three of the best augmented reality projects from Tribeca Festival are available for anyone — free, no trip to New York required.
Why it matters
Whatever our metaverse future may be, artists’ AR experiences can give you a glimpse of its more thoughtful possibilities.

Augmented reality took a backseat to virtual reality in the pandemic. VR headsets, which block out the real world to immerse you in a virtual one, suddenly commanded new appeal when everything social shut down and we sequestered ourselves at home. But now, AR — which overlays the real world with digital ornaments — …