AR filters on social media have become the most widespread form of AR technology, and are being primarily used by Gen Zers getting creative with their appearance and identities. What can the use of these filters tell us about how technology changes the ways we form identities and relate to others?
Technology has become central to shopping as COVID-19 has led people to seek out touch-free experiences. But how will augmented reality fit into the future retail landscape? How can it bridge the gap between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar to deliver convenience, safety, and a personal touch?
Snapchat has announced an array of features in its 2020 update, including a top news section and mental health space. With Gen Z turning to social media as their go-to resource for everything from news to wellness, apps like Snapchat are helping to keep users up-to-date and safe while they engage.
Dove has launched a campaign called ‘Reverse Selfie’ to address the impact of social media filters on self-esteem – specifically for young girls. The pandemic has led to a surge in social media usage, and there are mental health ramifications when it comes to striving for aesthetic perfection online.
In the wake of lockdown restrictions and Britons’ inability to physically explore long-dreamed-about holiday destinations, what impact has virtual reality had on the tourism sector and how will it continue to feature in people’s holiday planning and future travel experiences?