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.”

Experiments in Augmented Reality

INSTALLATION SPACE49 Eagle Street, North Adams, MA OPENING RECEPTIONFriday, October 7, 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturdays & Sundays 12:00pm-6:00pm Augmented reality installations by John Craig Freeman and Michael LewyOn View October 7 – November 27, 2022 Augmented reality (AR) is the integration of … Continue reading

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MIT Open Documentary Lab, Climate Change Migration Stories

Climate Change Migration Stories is an augmented reality public art project designed for exhibition in public squares and other publicly accessible spaces. People encounter the project by way of wayfinding signage placed at the physical location, with information and instructions … Continue reading

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adhoc Episode 8: Michael Rees in conversation with John Craig Freeman

Michael Rees and the International Sculpture Center, publisher of Sculpture magazine, are excited to present Ad Hoc, a virtual talk series. Join Michael Rees as he talks with special guests who work in art, technology, and sculpture. In this episode, … Continue reading

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A LL World, Wuhan Wet Market

In 2016, Freeman traveled to the city of Wuhan in the Hubei District of Central China as part of the U.S. State Department’s cultural diplomacy program, the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator. Wet Market, Wuhan is part of an extensive body … Continue reading

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A Curated Conversation on Augmented Reality

A Curated Conversation on Augmented Reality hosted by Lucas Cowan today for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, (Hoverlay), George Fifield (Boston Cyberarts) and artist John Craig Freeman. Including artworks by Tamiko Thiel, Will Pappenheimer and Nancy Baker Cahill.  

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Augmented Reality in Education

John Craig Freeman and Gregory L. Ulmer, “Chapter 7: Choral Konsult: Augmented Reality for Electrate Learning,” Edited Vladimir Geroimenko, Augmented Reality in Education: A New Technology for Teaching and Learning, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, and New York, 2020. ISBN-13: 978-3030421557 ISBN-10: … Continue reading

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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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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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