Sight and Song Augmented: Painting and Poetry in Mixed Reality

Alternative Title

Poetry and Painting in Mixed Reality

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Item Type

Interactive Resource


Android application (.apk)


Beta release includes six poems about paintings in The National Gallery in London


This file is an Android application built in the Unity 3D game engine with the Vuforia Augmented Reality extension. It remediates Sight and Song (1892) by Michael Field (Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper), a collection of ekphrastic poetry about paintings by the Old Masters.

Is Version Of

Michael Field, Sight and Song (London: Bodley Head, 1892)



When users browse to the download link from their Android-powered devices, the file is downloaded and the Android system automatically starts installing it on the device. However, the installation process will start automatically only if users have configured their Settings to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.

User opt-in for apps from unknown sources

Android protects users from inadvertent download and install of apps from locations other than Google Play (which is trusted). It blocks such installs until the user opts-in to Unknown sources in Settings > Security on their device. Users need to make this configuration change before they download [this app] to their devices.

Note that some network providers don’t allow users to install applications from unknown sources.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.