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.”

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Second Addition

Edited by Michael Kelly Augmented Reality by Horea Avram

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Digital Art, Third Edition

Christiane Paul Thames & Hudson, London and New York 2015 pp. 237–240, 253–254, 258–259

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Salon Amexica: le mur frontière

Bibliothèque Centre Pompidou Salon Amexica: le mur frontière September 3rd to October 19th 2015

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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

EEG AR Clinic at LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab EEG AR Clinic, photo stream, February 14, 2015. EEG AR Clinic, photo stream, February 21, 2015.

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