Space Between the Skies


Organized by Christopher Manzione
Opening Reception: March 23: 6-8 pm
On view: March 24 – May 14, 2016

Featuring work by: Seth Cluett, John Craig Freeman, Ricky Graham, Christopher Manzione, Nicholas O’Brien, Rachel Rossin


Monocular screenshot, Portal to an Alternative Reality VR: Minsheng Courtyard, John Craig Freeman, immersive virtual reality from old Hankou, Wuhan, China, 2016.

Virtual/Transposed Landscapes, a virtual reality experience, replaces the physical space of apexart with multiple virtual landscapes, either created from imagery collected at real world sites or from 3D constructed spaces. Hacked architectural and video game imagery, algorithmic collages, documentary footage of Wuhan, China, and dynamically enhanced audio/visual 360-degree responsive forest environments serve to transport the viewer beyond the limits of the physical gallery space.

By allowing viewers to occupy several environments simultaneously, these works experiment with cultivating multiple landscapes within the same physical space. Generated with 3D scanning technologies such as LIDAR/Photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and 360° recordings, these transposed landscapes question the supposed dichotomy between the real and the virtual.



CITY SIGHTS: Finding the science-art in New York area art exhibitions,
By Julia Buntaine, Editor-in-Chief, SciArts in America, March 23, 2016.

apexart presents Space Between the Skies,, March 24, 2016.

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Meet ZERO1’s 2015-16 American Arts Incubator Artists

You are invited to meet this year’s American Arts Incubator artists on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30pm at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

Enjoy cocktails and light hor d’oeuvre while getting to know Andrew Quitmeyer, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, John Craig Freeman, Sara Dean and Beth Ferguson. Learn about each artist’s practice, AAI location and social issue to be addressed, the artist’s proposed approach and project concepts, and more about the American Arts Incubator program!
DATE: January 27, 2016
TIME: 6:30pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Catharine Clark Gallery at 248 Utah Street, San Francisco
Free and Open to the Public

The American Arts Incubator is developed in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program uses digital and new media to promote cross-cultural collaboration, increase awareness, and provide innovative solutions to pressing challenges. These artists will travel to their assigned countries for four weeks to develop public art projects. During such time the artists will lead workshops to teach specific skills, develop project ideas with community participants, and execute a micro-grant program to fund the development of community driven art projects. Learn more about the American Arts Incubator here!


Program Director Kate Spacek introduces the AAI artists and their countries. From left to right: Beth Ferguson and Sara Dean: Indonesia, Genevieve Erin O’Brien: Vietnam, John Craig Freeman China, and Andrew Quitmeyer: Philippines . Photo ZERO1.

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Platforms, Augmented Histories of Space

Curated by Irene Cheng with Lucie Waschke

Nave Alcove
California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco
January 25–29

Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, Yuma, Arizona, 2012.

The Platforms, Augmented Histories of Space exhibition features over 35 local and international projects by artists, architects, historians, and technologists who use digital and locative technologies to reveal the history of the built environment. From podcasts uncovering the natural history of Queens, New York, to a mobile app version of Nikolas Pevsner’s Glossary of Architectural History to virtual tours of ancient Rome, the exhibition showcases a wide range of tools for creating, and experiencing, augmented history.

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L.A. Re.Play Volume 21 No 1


L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 21 Issue 1

ISBN: 978-1-906897-36-9
ISSN: 1071-4391
Date of Publication: January 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 244

Special Issue Editors: Lanfranco Aceti, Hana Iverson and Mimi Sheller
Editorial Manager: Caglar Cetin

Current location technologies have become tools used by contemporary artists, theorists, designers and scientists to reformulate our understanding of social engagement within an enlarged concept of place. These new mobile networks have altered the way people exist in and relate to spaces where the real and virtual world blend, blurring the lines of traditional spatial de–nitions and frameworks. This special issue provides a variety of perspectives and practices on the meaning and interpretation of today’s locative media.

Emergent Technology as Art Practice and Public Art as Intervention
by John Craig Freeman
Click here for full article.

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Are We Global Yet?

The Anderson Gallery at Drake University
Nov. 13, through Feb. 12, 2016

The Anderson Gallery at Drake University will open a major new exhibition this month titled “Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual),”


Ethics of New Media

In addition, the Anderson Gallery will host a free public symposium to explore a range of ethical issues that often go unexamined pertaining to the creation and use of digital technology. Four guest speakers will present at the symposium scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center.

Guest speakers include:
John Craig Freeman, artist and professor of New Media Art at Emerson College in Boston, Mass., discussing augmented reality and the pros and cons of its ability to create markers of events in contested locations such as the Mexican/ US border;

Steve Tomasula, novelist, critic and professor of English at Notre Dame University, in Notre Dame, Ind., discussing access to digital technology and his decision to write books specifically and solely for iPads;

Dorothy Santos, writer, editor and curator based in San Francisco, discussing gender issues—especially the dearth of women—in authoritative positions in the design of digital technology;

Roopika Risam, digital humanities and postcolonial scholar and assistant professor of English at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., on the intersections of social cultural with digital humanities, especially postcolonial and racial aspects of these intersections.



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Urban Arts Program: Electric Pilgrims

Emerson College’s Urban Arts Program of the School of the Arts presents Electric Pilgrims, a one-night immersive projection event in conjunction with Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) and the 36th Annual Fort Point Open Studios.

Electric Pilgrims will included a variety of video projections that illuminated Channel Center Street, featuring sound, live light projections, an interactive television wall, and video and slide projections on screens and across the buildings in a spectacular installation.

Approximately 20 projections throughout Electric Pilgrims will feature works from the Urban Screen at Emerson’s Paramount Center with projections by Robert Sabal, visual and audio media artist Andrew Neumann, New York and Boston media artist T. Marie, and St. Louis artist Van McElwee, Jim Campbell, San Francisco; Santiago Cucullu, Argentina-Milwaukee; John Craig Freeman, Boston (EC); Brian Knep, Boston; James Manning, Boston; Bruce Pearson, New York; John Powell, Boston; Erwin Redl, Austria; and Aldo Tambellini, Boston.

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ZERO1 American Arts Incubator

Announcing the American Arts Incubator 2015-16 Artists!

While the artists were deep in their exchanges this past Spring and Summer, ZERO1 began the search for the next class of AAI artists. The selection process was highly-competitive and these artists rose to the top. It is with great pleasure that ZERO1 announces the artists who will represent the United States as part of American Arts Incubator 2015-16. Visit site.


ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs.


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