News — September 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Something In the Air

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Please join us at the Kellen Auditorium -The New School, on Saturday, September 7, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm – for a screening of artworks and a conversation between curators/editors Lanfranco Aceti and Pat Badani, Convenor Prof. Sven Travis, and “ManifestAR” founding artists on the subject of Augmented Reality. This emerging technology engages the public sphere in social and political critique by placing – in specific virtual spaces – artworks viewable through ubiquitous, smart mobile devices that integrate sensors, processors, access to networks, and visual/audio displays. The screening of AR works will promote a debate about this new type of mediation as well as engage questions on the disruptive relevance of contemporary performance and site-specific interventions. The artists and curators will discuss the related aesthetic contributions, and furthermore question the political and social impact of the artworks in light of increasingly globalized socio-economic complexities.

The talk follows the publication of a seminal issue on Augmented Reality Art titled “Not Here Not There” Volume 1 and Volume 2, published by the Leonardo Electronic Almanac and edited by Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart.

Something in the Air: Artists Talk about Interventionist Strategies in Augmented Reality Art will become the foundation for future research and projects on interventionist political and aesthetic strategies at OCR.

Image credit: We Need Something, 2012, Will Pappenheimer. Location-based Augmented Reality iPhone screenshot. This work was located over Queens, NY during the events of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, in 2012.

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