June 10, 2013
EEG AR: Things We Have Lost
by John Craig Freeman and Scott Kildal
Manifest.AR – Invisible ARtaffects
June 13 – September 15
EEG AR: Things We Have Lost, allows participants to conjure up virtual objects by simply imagining them into existence using brainwave sensor technology.
In 2012, people were selected at random in the streets of Liverpool and simply asked, “What have you lost?” The location was recorded and a series of virtual lost objects were created based on the responses given. The objects were then placed back in the exact GPS coordinates where the recording was made, creating a citywide network of lost things, viewable on any mobile device.
See photo stream by Kiel Gilleade.
Liverpool’s Turning FACT Inside Out, Bay TV, Liverpool.
BBC Radio Merseyside, Roger Phillips
May 31, 2013
Public Art Dialogue
Memorials 2 – The Culture of Remembrance
Vol. 3, No. 1, 01, March 2013
Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos
John Craig Freeman
The each of four photographs dispersed across this issue of PAD represent authentic locations where human remains were discovered. Scan the QR code with a late model iPhone, iPad or Android using any standard code reader. You will be prompted to download Junaio, an augmented reality browser, or if you already have Junaio installed, scan the QR code with that to open up the Border Memorial channel, and point the device at each of the images.
See more or order the issue at Taylor & Francis Online.
May 30, 2013
Surface Tension Supplement No. 6: Unsitely Aesthetics: Uncertain Practices in Contemporary Art, Maria Miranda
In Conversation: John Craig Freeman, Scott Kildal & Victoria Scott and Michael Takeo Magruder with Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington (Turbulence.org), Berlin: Errant Bodies Press, (2013), pp. 174–193.
May 28, 2013
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Launching May 29th, 2013
SFMOMA AR, by John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer, augmented reality public art, San Francisco, 2013.
Experience a creative reimagining of SFMOMA’s future through an artist-conceived augmented reality mobile application. Developed by Brooklyn-based duo John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer, the public art “app-arition” is both an interactive and an animated interpretation of the art, architecture and potential future experience of the new museum building. Visualized through a constantly moving assemblage of the museum’s physical and existential parts, the SFMOMA AR app opens the museum up to the virtual world and reflects on its potential existence as a fluid network and beacon for the surrounding community.
Video documentation by Will Pappenheimer.
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors by Snøhetta.
Clock ticks, ground breaks: SFMOMA kicks off its two years of renovations with 24-hour party, glitter bomb, San Francisco Bay Guardian.
See photo stream.
May 6, 2013
Digital Arts John Craig and Mark Skwarek
Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos is an augmented reality public art project and memorial, dedicated to the thousands of migrant workers who have died along the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years trying to cross the southwestern desert in search of work and a better life. Read more.
May 5, 2013
MW2013: Museums and the Web 2013
The annual conference of Museums and the Web | April 17-20, 2013 | Portland, OR
Roger McKinley, UK , Areti Damala, France
A large section of the cultural heritage sector not usually thought of as Cultural Heritage is the contemporary and temporary art galleries and spaces. Many such institutions do not have traditional collection mechanisms nor permanent artefacts and exhibitions, but rather a rolling programme constantly in flux. This represents a new challenge in terms of a systemised approach to learning and public engagement strategies, but also offers an opportunity to propose new learning and engagement mechanisms through the prism of its one unique selling point– the artistic creative engagement of artists and art practitioners. This paper examines the potential of Augmented Reality for the museum and gallery visiting experience focusing particularly on the ways through which AR as an emerging technology may inform emerging art practices all by encouraging public participation and engagement with art.
May 2, 2013
Included in Hans Richter: Encounters
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Resnick Pavilion
May 5, 2013–September 2, 2013
Artists John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer created this augmented reality artwork to recreate the spirit of a 1929 Film und Foto (“FiFo”) exhibition in Stuttgart for which Hans Richter served as film curator. Featured in the augmented reality is a re-imaging of the FiFo Russian Room designed by El Lissitzky (along with his wife, Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers) where a selection of Russian photographs, film stills and actual film footage was presented.
Read more or see photo stream.
Hans Richter – Major Retrospective At LACMA, ikono.
Revisiting the FiFo Russian Room in Augmented Reality, LACMA Blog.
May 2, 2013
By Gwen Pew
In Window Zoos & Views – an exhibition of augmented reality public artwork that’s part of Digital Art Weeks in May – John Craig Freeman uses technology to remind us of the horrible past and warn us of the earth’s scary future. Gwen Pew talks to the Boston-based artist.
Flotsam & Jetsam, by John Craig Freeman, augmented reality public art, Singapore, 2013.
Window Zoos & Views is an exhibition of augmented reality public artwork that’s part of Digital Art Weeks, an event founded in Zurich, Switzerland, six years ago and debuting in Singapore for the first time. One of the featured artists is Boston-based John Craig Freeman, 54, who has participated in three other DAW, and is showing two works. One of them, ‘Orators, Rostrums, and Propaganda Stands’, displays black-and-white footages of historic mass uprisings, in the most unlikely venue: Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park. The other one, ‘Flotsam & Jetsam’, gives us a peek into the future when the sea level rises due to global warming: hover your tablet or phone at precise GPS coordinates along the entire length of Orchard Road or from Hill Street to Outram Park Station, and you will see shipping containers, boat wrecks, driftwood and plastic refuse superimposed over the terrain.
April 20, 2013
Tuesday May 7-Saturday June 8 12noon-5pm
Reception, discussion, and related events Sunday May 19 12noon
“Weathering Art,” an exhibition of contemporary art addressing global climate change at 119 Gallery in Lowell Massachusetts.
See photo stream.
April 19, 2013
The Emerging Practices [EP], at University at Buffalo, research forum presents a spring series of conversations, Conversations on Emerging Practices, featuring visiting theorists, curators, and practitioners working across domains and methodologies, each concerned with the role of technology in socio-cultural production. Each speaker will present their work in a short lecture, to be followed by an open dialogue moderated by EP graduate students. The events in this conversation series are free and open to all.
John Craig Freeman • Friday, April 19, 12-2pm, CFA 136:
John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities.