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As you walk through Times Square this month you may stumble upon Mel Chin's giant sculpture, Wake.

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This piece is part of a multi-site exhibition of his works. Why were we there? The mixed-reality component of course!

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Next to Wake, is a site-specific augmented reality piece called Unmoored.  Signs explain how you can view the piece through a phone.

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Mel Chin himself was on hand to introduce the work at a press conference.

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He had help from collaborators here in the city and elsewhere.

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After the press conference, CNET's Scott Stein got on line to try out the Microsoft Hololens demo of Unmoored.

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Due to concerns about using the tech outdoors they had people stay inside the bounds of this pop-up container unit.

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This demo will be available for the public to try during the afternoons for the next few days. 

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Look up to see boats floating at what could be sea level in a post-climate change reality.

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Scott's unit actually overheated during his demo at one point. 

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It was hot out there!

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On to part two: The phone app!

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These Times Square officers were trying to get it installed on their phones.

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Instructions are posted around the sculpture so visitors will know what to do.

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Once you've downloaded Unmoored to your phone, you will align yourself with one of the lettered points on the ground. This will sync up the Augmented Reality with your surroundings.

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Scott Stein tries it out. 

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Viewing a phone screen in full sun is not always ideal.

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Once in the shade he was able to get a better view.

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Check it out-- boats!

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Whoa.  

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There were some themed costumes around to support the press conference.

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What's up with Mel Chin's glasses? I tried to find out but there was nothing online about this and no other photos of him wearing them. They look like there's some tech in the left eye, right?

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If you want to see the rest of Mel Chin's exhibition head on over to the Queens Museum of Art.

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Multiple sites!

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As is typical with sculptures in NYC, the public will immediately start using this as a backdrop for selfies.

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