Yesterday we mentioned our collaboration with the Dutch artist GabyGaby. Today you can get a TulipMan sticker so you can help us spread his TulipMan project across the world! Fire up Stiktu and look in the Stiktu Collection under “Stickers” when creating a post to find the tulip sticker.
Stiktu is very excited to announce another great artist collaboration! Later this month at the DLD (Digital - Life - Design) conference in Munich, Germany, Stiktu and Dutch artist GabyGaby (Gaby Zwaan) will present an interactive art exhibit that encourages visitors to participate in creating unique works of art using the Stiktu app.
DLD is a global conference network on innovation, digital media, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration.
GabyGaby’s unconventional style of mixing and mashing different styles and materials has helped him overcome dyslexia while simultaneously earning him worldwide notoriety and providing inspiration to many across the globe.
The works to be shown are part of Gaby’s “TulipMan Takes the World” project. Traditionally, art is a one way street, as the artist creates something with their vision and their story. Now, Gaby is flipping this on its head as visitors at DLD can create their own story with his art using Stiktu. Visitors will be able to download Stiktu from the App Store or Android Market, sign up, scan a TulipMan and add their own art to it.
If you’re attending DLD this month, we hope you’ll take a moment at the exhibit to add your own art to GabyGaby’s creations with Stiktu!
For the last four months, we’ve been testing Stiktu in a private invite-only beta. We’ve made several changes since that first beta release, and listened to a lot of your amazing feedback. Today, this phase ends and Stiktu officially goes public!
Stiktu is now available for anyone to download in the iTunes App Store and Android Market. As we gradually roll out, the app is available only in Europe. To be specific, users in The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and France can download Stiktu right now. The rest of the world will join the fun very soon! We promise.
Stiktu is a fun way to express yourself using augmented reality. You can add text, images, stickers and sketches to objects around you by scanning them with your phone. Then anyone who scans that item will see your post directly on top of it, no matter where they are in the world.
A special thank you is certainly due to all the beta users who helped us make Stiktu what it is today on this exciting day. If you currently have a beta version of Stiktu installed on your device, make sure you delete it when you download the official version.
If you’re new to Stiktu, have a look at the video above for a quick description of what Stiktu is and what you can do with it. You can also watch this video which is a more step-by-step guide to using Stiktu.
“What if we could find out what all our neighbors pay in rent? What if we could say what businesses we want in these vacant storefronts? What if we could learn about people’s experiences and stories with particular buildings? What if we could use public space to share and learn what matters most to the people around us?” - Candy Chang
Candy Chang is an artist who takes advantage of public space to share her ideas and encourage discussion. The “I Wish This Was” campaign has been one of her most popular installations, and now you can participate no matter where you are.
Check out the “Stickers” section of Stiktu today and you’ll find an “I Wish This Was” sticker that you can use to express yourself and share your opinion with the world.