Author Archives: John Craig Freeman

About John Craig Freeman

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. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1, and His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman's work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. Freeman writes, “If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty-first.”


Zürich meets New York Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY May 16th – 23rd, 2014 MetroNeXt+ will take the public on a virtual journey from the center of New York to the heart of Zurich, using the latest … Continue reading

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Announcing LACMA’ s Art + Technology Lab Artist Grant Awards

Last December, LACMA announced the new Art + Technology program and issued the first call for proposals. By the end of January, they had received more than 450 proposals from artists, architects, designers, and developers from all over the world, … Continue reading

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Monument / Anti-Monument, Sculpture City Saint Louis 2014

Monument / Anti-Monument is an international conference that will bring together artists,art historians, curators, academics, architects, urban planners, designers, archaeologists and other experts to explore contemporary thinking about the intersection of sculpture and the public realm. While the public sculpture … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Art

From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium Series: Springer Series on Cultural Computing Geroimenko, Vladimir (Ed.) ISBN 978-3-319-06202-0 Written by a team of world-renowned artists, researchers and practitioners – all pioneers in using augmented reality based creative works … Continue reading

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L’esposizione come “spazio aumentato”: Hans RichtAR e l’exhibition design negli anni ’20

Cinergie. Il cinema e le altre arti Elisa Mandelli Hans RichtAR non è un errore di battitura, ma il titolo di un’opera d’arte in realtà aumenta (augmented reality, abbreviata con AR, da cui il gioco di parole)1 realizzata nel 2013 … Continue reading

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DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

National Academy of Sciences Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6 p.m. Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects in the national capital region and beyond. DASERs provide … Continue reading

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Des attractions fantômes fleurissent à Lausanne

Anetka Mühlemann, La Une, Lundi 27 janvier 2014 Dans l’espace urbain, une Lausannoise a installé un métro pour Boston, d’éternels oiseaux migrateurs et une colonie d’arbres joueurs. Tout un monde insolite accessible au bout du smartphone. Read more.

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The Convergence Effect: Real and Virtual Encounters in Augmented Reality Art

Horea Avram M/C Journal, Vol. 16, No. 6 (2013) – ‘augment’ Within the larger context of the post-desktop technological philosophy and practice, an increasing number of efforts are directed towards finding solutions for integrating as close as possible virtual information … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon’s Over: Reflecting on the Internet Utopianism and the Arts

The Civic Beat Reader An Xiao Mina and Ben Valentine, with Dorothy Santos A couple weeks ago, Ben Valentine and I (An Xiao Mina) had a chance to speak at the Yerba Buena Center’s Dissident Futures Art and Ideas Festival … Continue reading

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The Art of Augmenting Reality

Tafterjournal, N. 66 – December 2013 Arthur Clay and Monika Rut Orators, Rostrums, and Propaganda Stands, by John Craig Freeman, augmented reality public art, Hong Kong, 2013. Over the last few years, we have been witness to the emergence of … Continue reading

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