Produced by Boston Cyberarts, curated by George Fifield
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
May 27–November 30
The Augmented Landscape, an NEA funded augmented reality exhibit to be held by Boston Cyberarts at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, including work by John Craig Freeman, Kristin Lucas, Will Pappenheimer and Tamiko Thiel, will open to the public on Saturday, May 27, and remain on view through November 30, 2017.
Virtual Russia and Virtual China, geo-located augmented reality public art by John Craig Freeman, uses the historic Salem Custom House as a metaphoric portal, transporting users to two alternative realities created by the artist on location in the cities of Wuhan in Central China and Saint Petersburg Russia last year. The project is meant to evoke the history and contemporary manifestations of globalization, international trade and revolution.
Instructions: To view the augmented reality work on location at Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, Massachusetts with any late model iPhone, iPad or Android, install the free Layar augmented reality browser app, http://layar.com, and then search Geo Layers for ‘salem art’ or scan these codes.
Virtual Russia, Saint Petersburg
Virtual China, Wuhan
A question of attitude. Art, Museums and the Digital / The Arts +, Anika Meier, November 2, 2017.
Augmenting the landscape in Salem, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, July 27, 2017.
What’s New – Augmented Reality, Chronicle, WCVB, Jul 20, 2017.