Design and Development of “Slow Art” Experience for Tapaya’s Earthly Desires

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We describe the design and development of a “slow art” experience of Rodel Tapaya’s painting, Earthly Desires, which was developed for the Microsoft HoloLens. The painting is a mix of mythological and historical imagery and can be appreciated from multiple perspectives. The experience that we designed offers viewers on a particular thread, provided by the artist himself, in which he describes how the painting emanated from the image and theme of the agimat or talisman. The experience was implemented using the Unity game engine and the Vuforia AR plugin for Unity. Due to community quarantines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to gather feedback from museum visitors regarding the experience but will be performed in the future.