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How to Use Coordinates and Desert X Features

Each artwork is literally locked to its GPS coordinates. ​We have placed and scaled each for maximum impact. 

How to use Coordinates

  1. Select Coordinates. The app will search for the nearest artwork based on your location and will literally point you to the nearest artwork

  2. Based on YOUR location, you will be directed toward artworks ("go to...")—translated into AR—created by artists that activate the historically, politically or culturally significant sites they have chosen. If you go to that location, and are in range of the piece, the artwork will appear onscreen––to scale––based on your proximity to it. Each artwork has its own visibility range so if you are too far away, it will not appear. In the "news" section on the app, you will see which artist has placed a new artwork and where it is located in the world. I've noted the "best vantage point" in most cases. Based on your own location, you can determine if you want to travel to experience the work, or if you are close enough to wander out and see. A running list will also be kept on this website. 

  3. YOU CAN RECORD THE EXPERIENCE BY CAMERA OR VIDEO BY ENABLING ACCESS TO PHOTOS WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED APP. 

Some artworks include sound, so make sure to look for the sound icon when the menu appears on site. 

How to use the Desert X Feature

The Desert X feature functions almost exactly like Coordinates. Read more about the project on the Special Projects page. 

1. Select the Desert X button on the app homepage.

2. Go to either location. You can use this map to find the artworks. Margin of Error is best viewed from The Salton Sea Recreation Area Visitor Center, and Revolutions is best seen from the Desert X site on North Indian Canyon Drive.

3. Follow the arrows on your tablet or phone screen until the work appears. 

4. Document your experience using the camera and video buttons on the right of the screen. Post your images/videos on social media with the tags #DX2019 #DesertX and #4thwallapp