The Sapphire Star during the day.

NYBG CHIHULY Interactive Guide

The NYBG CHIHULY Interactive Guide, made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, delivers content to handheld devices that is dynamically customized to the user’s location, transforming how visitors are guided through the exhibition and Garden grounds. Each installation appears as an icon on a virtual map. As visitors approach these installations, the mobile guide triggers additional rich contextual information about the artwork or the process of its creation. Another feature of the NYBG CHIHULY Interactive Guide allows visitors to share their own photographed images of the sculptures. Mobile media is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Bloomberg Connects program, a global initiative that helps cultural institutions innovate and engage audiences through digital platforms.