I am Ariel Cotton.  I'm an artist, product designer, & maker of interactive things.

I craft beautiful, human-centered interfaces for web and mobile applications. I draw and write comics about life in Berlin and New York City. I even tinker with electronics and make interactive art from time to time.

Augmented Beard Reality

Dimensions 40″ x 32″
Media oil on canvas

Ariel Cotton Augmented Beard Reality Painting

Augmented reality is a technology phenomenon in which you can look through a phone or computer camera and graphics are superimposed onto your view depending on what you are looking at. At the time when I made this painting, I was collaborating on a project involving using augmented reality for Android. The conversation in this painting was taken from an actual video chat I had with my boyfriend, in which I was lamenting the loss of his beard.