Articles — April 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Interview, Statement, Artwork by Mark Skwarek

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Island of Fate, 2011, Mark Skwarek, Augmented Reality. Live AR perforce at the Dumb Arts Festival where Mark Skwarek granted viewers’ wishes on an AR island. © Mark Skwarek, 2011.

Island of Fate, 2011, Mark Skwarek, Augmented Reality.
Live AR perforce at the Dumb Arts Festival where Mark Skwarek granted viewers’ wishes on an AR island. © Mark Skwarek, 2011.

LEA Volume 19 Issue 2
Volume Editors: Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart
Editors: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro and Catherine M. Weir

ISBN: 978-1-906897-23-9
ISSN: 1071-4391

Interview, Statement, Artwork
by Mark Skwarek

Mark Skwarek is new media artist working to bridge the gap between virtual reality and the physical world by using augmented reality.

He explores this intersection in his art practice as well as activist art related art projects. Mark’s new work often draw’s on the global community to help create the work. The communities’ contribution to the work often takes place in the form of a realtime feed keeping the artwork in constant change. Mark’s activist related work and seeks to raise awareness by often integrating the activist message into the viewer’s everyday surroundings. This integration often takes place in the form of intervention. Much of Mark’s work probes the boundaries of the physical and virtual world through interventions. The interventions often create relationships which make the viewer rethink their understanding of physical and global space. Mark has also been working to develop new tools for activists using augmented reality.

Full article is available for download as a pdf here.

Volume 19 Issue 2 of Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is published online as a free PDF but will also be rolled out as Amazon Print on Demand and will be available on iTunes, iPad, Kindle and other e-publishing outlets.

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