The Big Issue’s Augmented Reality special

Issue 1340

The Big Issue’s Augmented Reality special

As we storm into 2019, we’re very excited to bring you the first augmented reality-enhanced Big Issue. This week’s special features a number of pages jam-packed with content that opens up into exclusive audio and video, just by using your phone. Even our front cover is animated!

Go ahead, scan the front cover of the magazine with the GenARate app, then go and show your local vendor. Make it a conversation starter. Flick back to our regular My Pitch page, but use the app to unlock a video of our cover vendor Ann telling her story. She’s just one of thousands. Hear her out, and pass the message on.

The tech special also features Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose looking at how artificial intelligence can shape our lives for the better, and we give you our top tips for the latest tech innovations that can change your life and save the planet.


  • Watch Ann’s story, as she explains why she’s selling The Big Issue in Exeter
  • Listen to a very special Cressida Cowell bedtime story, read by David Tennant
  • Robin Ince interviews Notes on a Nervous Planet author Matt Haig and Snowman and the Snowdog composer Andy Burrows on social media and mental health ahead of their ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ album release

And as always, much more

If you can’t find a vendor near you head to The Big Issue Shop for your copy of this week’s magazine and more

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