Public Art Dialogue, Special Issue, Digital Public Art

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2015
Edited by John Craig Freeman & Mimi Sheller

DOI:10.1080/21502552.2015.1013402

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Hyperrhiz 12

Special Issue: Mapping Culture Multimodally
Summer 2015

Edited by Craig Saper and Nancy Duxbury

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This Special Issue of Hyperrhiz uses the phrase cultural mapping to describe both a practice and an emerging interdisciplinary field. With multiple roots extending through theory and diverse areas of practice, from artistic inquiry to community planning, cultural mapping reflects the spatial and placed-based research in cultural and artistic studies, architecture and urban design, geography, sociology, cultural policy and planning, and e-media studies. Its recent adoption within a variety of disciplinary areas has necessitated new methodologies, perspectives, and disciplinary objectives. Continue reading.

Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos

A PUBLIC ARTWORK BY JOHN CRAIG FREEMAN WITH CRITICAL COMMENTARY BY JESSICA AUCHTER

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Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, augmented reality public art, Patagonia, Arizona, 2015.
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EEG AR Clinics

We did an unpublicized run at the EEG AR Clinic at LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab today. Beginning Saturday February 14th the Clinics will appear on LACMA’s schedule.

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Checkin in at the reception desk.

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EEG Device fitting.

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AR Testing.

We will be broadcasting live via Remote EEG AR, so please drop by. Follow this link in Chrome on a webcam enabled computer and choose ‘Allow’, https://appear.in/EEGAR.

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EEG AR Clinic, photo stream, February 14, 2015.

EEG AR Clinic, photo stream, February 21, 2015.

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AR Viewing on LACMA Plaza

We rolled out the weekly AR Viewing at LACMA’s Plaza in February. Events were listed on LACMA’s calendar, http://lacma.org/eeg-ar-things-we-have-lost.

We broadcasted live via Remote EEG AR. Follow this link in Chrome on a webcam enabled computer and choose ‘Allow’, https://appear.in/EEGAR.

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Avatars Visit the Museum, Screenshot, John Craig Freeman, February 5th, 2015.

Joel takes the AR Viewing Device for a test spin.

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The crew at work, day one.

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Day One, Screenshot, John Craig Freeman, February 5th, 2015.

AR Viewing on LACMA Plaza, photo stream, February 12, 2015.

AR Viewing on LACMA Plaza, photo stream, February 19, 2015.

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EEG AR: Things We Have Lost page launched on LACMA.org

Last week, the official EEG AR: Things We Have Lost page launched on LACMA.org.

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The map is dynamic with active sites and will develop over the course on the next three months.

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Follow the EEG AR: Things We Have Lost project on Facebook

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Artist Interview: ​Brain Sensing and Augmented Reality

Desi Gonzalez, Graduate Student, Comparative Media Studies, MIT
LACMA Unframed, Art + Technology
December 3, 2014

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Desi Gonzalez is a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Her dissertation research includes investigating art and technology programs in museums, among them, our Art + Technology Lab. Recently, she talked to artist John Craig Freeman, one of the Art + Technology Lab grant recipients. Freeman is working on a project called EEG AR: Things We Have Lost. The acronyms in the title refer to two technologies the artist has been experimenting with: electroencephalography—or brainwave sensing—and augmented reality, which overlays computer-generated imagery onto the real world. Desi and John Craig sat down to discuss his project, its origins, and the use of public space as a site for technology-based art. Read the interview.

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