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, 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.”

Museum Plays Art and Technology Matchmaker

NPR Science Friday SciArts Producer Annie Minoff shares the story of a collaboration between a public artist and an augmented reality entrepreneur. And historian Patrick McCray joins Ira to talk about the legacy of LACMA’s first Art & Technology program. … Continue reading

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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 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 … Continue reading

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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. Checkin in at the reception desk. EEG Device fitting. AR Testing. We … Continue reading

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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, We broadcasted live via Remote EEG AR. Follow this link in Chrome on a webcam enabled computer and choose ‘Allow’, … Continue reading

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EEG AR: Things We Have Lost page launched on

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