ISEA2011 WORKSHOP: Augmented Istanbul: Create the Bosphorus AR tour

Augmented Istanbul: Create the Bosphorus AR tour

Workshop Leader: Hein Wils
2nd Leader: Margriet Schavemaker

The ARtours project of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam creates mobile augmented reality tours in and around the museum, using our collection and works by commissioned artists. By making prototypes and bringing the tours to our audience , we share our knowledge and open the vault – presenting a hands-on workshop and creating an augmented reality tour in Istanbul. Learn to present your stories on mobile devices and find out what possibilities augmented reality browsers and cms’s can bring to your institution.
Bios of the Presenters
Hein Wils is an old school new media professional operating in the field of immersive and innovative media. He is currently the project leader of ARtours, in which the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam explores the possibilities of augmented reality on mobile devices with AR browsers like the LAYAR browser. Hein used to work as a project leader for LostBoys Interactive creating the very first ‘Big Brother’ web/tv experience in 1999 and the milia d’or award winner Anne Frank House CD-Rom. With his own company he organized cutting edge new media interventions at cultural festivals in the Netherlands. For Waag Society medialab he set up and researched projects involving broadband streaming media and locative mobile learning enviroments. In the ARtours project Hein is the team captain and takes care of all daily practicalities that comes with running an innovative project.

Margriet Schavemaker is art historian, philosopher and media specialist. After a career as assistant professor at the art history and media studies departments at the University of Amsterdam, she currently holds the position of head of collections and research at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Schavemaker has written extensively on contemporary art and theory, (co)edited several edited volumes (for example Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century (2009), Vincent Everywhere: Van Gogh’s (Inter) National Identities (2010) and Monumentalism: History and National Identity in Contemporary Art (2010)) and is an acclaimed curator of discursive events and public programs. The past years new media have been high on Schavemakers agenda resulting in a.o. the ARtours project; the creation of an augmented reality platform for smartphones which can be used by museums to present their collection in innovative and interactive ways both inside and outside the museum.

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