ARtSENSE Commission Research at FACT in Liverpool

In June, four other founding members of ManifestAR including Will Pappenheimer, Mark Skwarek, Tamiko Thiel, John Cleater and I traveled to Liverpool to meet with the FACT curatorial team and ARtSENSE researchers from Liverpool John Moores University to discuss the upcoming “Inside Out” exhibition in February 2013.


Mike Stubbs and Aneta Krzemien, via Skype, FACT Liverpool, 21 June, 2012.

My project “EEG AR: Things We Have Lost,” will allow participants to conjure up virtual objects by simply imagining them into existence using brainwave sensor technology.

Read more.

Video by Carl Davies and Mike Donaghy.

Please see Dowser, by Will Pappenheimer.

View the ManifestAR/ARtSENSE Show and Tell public presentation at The Box, FACT, 19th of June, 2012.


Will, Clara and Mark. Rooftop deck and community garden, FACT Liverpool, 12 June, 2012.

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.”
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1 Response to ARtSENSE Commission Research at FACT in Liverpool

  1. Reblogged this on I Rez Therefore I Am and commented:
    LIVERPOOL, 22 June — Artists from ManifestAR has traveled here to work with FACT and the ARtSENSE Consortium on a city-wide project to map loss and then return some of the lost through AR technology. Combining media from vox pop video on loss which is GPS mapped around the city, to gallery visitors recording EEG tracings of loss, ManifestAR will then populate the augmented city with lost objects.

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