In 1997 I began work on Imaging Place, a place-based virtual reality project that combines panoramic still photography and video, with three-dimensional virtual reality to create user navigated art installation and virtual environments. The work was created on location at sites around the world and exhibited internationally.
Imaging Place, image sequence, John Craig Freeman, place-based virtual reality installation art, 1997-2007.
Imaging Place, screen recording, John Craig Freeman, place-based virtual reality installation art, 1997-2007.
Since 2009 I have experimenting with the use of augmented reality technology as a form of public art. Although this work is a departure from the earlier virtual reality work, it is consistent with my interest in location and movement through space. Both approaches use a cartographic approach to the subject and require navigation to experience it.
Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, John Craig Freeman, augmented reality public art, Southern Arizona, 2012.