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, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. 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.”

Artists Reclaim the Commons

Becky Huff Hunter, “Philadelphia Social Art,” in Artists Reclaim the Commons: New Works / New Territories / New Publics edited by Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer, ISC Press, Hamilton, NJ, 2013, pp. 268–274.

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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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EEG AR: Things We Have Lost, Basel

John Craig Freeman, with Lena Jermann Virtuale Switzerland, Basel Exhibition: 19 June 2014 to 28 September 2014 Opening: 4 to 7 pm, Thursday 19 June 201 EEG AR: Things We Have Lost allows participants to conjure up virtual objects by … Continue reading

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AR[t] magazine, Augmented Reality, Art and Technology

Issue 5, May, 2014 The fifth issue of AR[t] magazine is available online or it can be downloaded. In this issue, the magazine looks at AR from various perspectives, however, the articles do have a common denominator: the future of … Continue reading

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Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities On June 6, 7, and 8, 2014 The extraordinary June 6, 1989 FBI and EPA raid on the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant was the beginning of the end for that large, nationally … Continue reading

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Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories

Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES) University of Coimbra, Portugal May 28 – 30, 2014 The International Conference Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories will explore both conventional and alternative approaches to mapping cultures and communities in an international context. EEG … Continue reading

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Metro-NeXt+

Zürich meets New York Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY May 17th – 22nd, 2014 Curaition: Arthur Clay, DAW Inernational Researchers: Marc Pollefeys, ETH Zurich Participating Artists: John Craig Freeman, Caroline Bernard, Lalie Pascual, HR Giger, Lorenz Meier, … Continue reading

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