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.”

The Auto Show, 2019 Public Art season on The Greenway

Augmented Reality Art on the Greenway Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston MA Starting Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 With generous support from Hoverlay In partnership with Boston Cyberarts, the Greenway Conservancy commissioned AR artists and a local historian to conceptually … Continue reading

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Bloomberg, ART + TECHNOLOGY

Technology is changing the way we make, experience and share our ideas. But how do artists use it to shape their craft and the way their audiences experience it? ART + TECHNOLOGY explores how creatives are bringing the disparate fields … Continue reading

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Coming Home

An immersive augmented reality public art installation created by John Craig Freeman and Sound Made Public, Produced by Lava Mae and ZERO1 Public launch September 7th–14th, PROXY, San Francisco Coming Home, is a walk through augmented reality experience connecting the … Continue reading

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Facing Rocky Flats

  Canyon Gallery 9th Street and Canyon Boulevard, Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302 April 27 – June 10 Reproduction of one of eleven 10’ x 40’ billboard images from the 1990 interventionist public art project Operation Greenrun II, John Craig … Continue reading

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Exploring an Augmented Reality

Ronni Gordon, The Take Magazine, November 18, 2017 New media artist John Craig Freeman uses augmented reality in public art projects to let us see two worlds at once. It’s hard to escape the debate over the proposed border wall … Continue reading

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Screen City Biennial, Stavanger Norway

Virtual US/Mexico Border, augmented reality public art Opening October 5th–8th, 2017, until October 31st. Curated by Tanya Toft and Daniela Arriado, Screen City Biennial is produced in partnership with the Stavanger Maritime Museum. The theme of the Biennial, Migrating Stories, reflects topics of … Continue reading

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John Craig Freeman, Portal to an Alternative Reality

Emerson Urban Arts, Media Art Gallery Opening reception: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm Exhibit on view: September 21 – November 18, 2017 25 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111 Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 2:00-7:00 pm An installation of virtual reality and … Continue reading

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