January 14, 2014 by
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

The museum and artworld interventionist works of Manifest.AR will big part of talk by Will Pappenheimer for the upcoming  mini symposium at the Whitney Museum entitled, “SHARED SPACES: SOCIAL MEDIA AND MUSEUM STRUCTURES.”

“This two-part symposium addresses the transformation of the museum in the age of social media. How does the presence of networked digital devices affect our experience of art in the museum’s galleries? In what ways do these historical shifts in the mediation of our perception reflect our beliefs about the function of the museum in our society? How can we understand the role that the numerous corporate digital platforms utilized by museums and their publics play in the presentation of art? We will explore the ways in which rapid public sharing from within the museum transforms our attitudes toward works of art and the spaces that house them, seeking to assess the stakes of this affective digital economy.

Distinguished scholars, curators, and artists discuss these questions in two sections—a panel of long-form presentations followed by a fast-paced series of short creative lecture propositions, followed by discussion among audience and participants.”

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Manifest:AR @ Corcoran

August 12, 2013 by

Manifest:AR @ Corcoran

Manifest.AR is delighted to announce their invitational show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art / Corcoran College of Art and Design, in Washington D.C.

Exhibit: August 14 – September 1st, 2013

Panel & reception: August 31st, 2013, 12-2pm & 2-4pm

Corcoran Gallery 31 website

Manifest:AR Projects Page

Manifest.AR is “Turning FACT Inside Out”

June 12, 2013 by
Manifest.AR projects for the FACT 10th anniversary exhibition "Turning FACT Inside Out"

Invisible ARaffects – Manifest.AR projects for the
FACT 10th anniversary exhibition “Turning FACT Inside Out”

After an international competition in 2011, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) awarded Manifest.AR a commission to create significant new artworks in augmented reality. “Invisible ARtaffects,” part of FACT’s 10th anniversary exhibit “Turning FACT Inside Out,” is an exhibition of works in progress by the Manifest.AR artist group developed for this commission.

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Des artistes au labo

June 1, 2013 by

by Benjamin Keller
la revue suisse de la recherche et de ses applications
June 2013


Read the article: Les-artistes-au-labo

ARtSENSE and Manifest.AR: Revisiting Museums in the Public Realm through Emerging Art Practices

May 5, 2013 by

MW2013: Museums and the Web 2013
The annual conference of Museums and the Web | April 17-20, 2013 | Portland, OR
Roger McKinley, UK , Areti Damala, France


A large section of the cultural heritage sector not usually thought of as Cultural Heritage is the contemporary and temporary art galleries and spaces. Many such institutions do not have traditional collection mechanisms nor permanent artefacts and exhibitions, but rather a rolling programme constantly in flux. This represents a new challenge in terms of a systemised approach to learning and public engagement strategies, but also offers an opportunity to propose new learning and engagement mechanisms through the prism of its one unique selling point– the artistic creative engagement of artists and art practitioners. This paper examines the potential of Augmented Reality for the museum and gallery visiting experience focusing particularly on the ways through which AR as an emerging technology may inform emerging art practices all by encouraging public participation and engagement with art.

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ManifestAR @ the BIC: Seeking San Joaquin Valley

March 10, 2013 by

When: March 21, 2013

Where: Building Imagination Center, Modesto CA


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AR2View @ CAA

February 15, 2013 by


AR2View is an exhibition catalog that brings together a collection of Augmented Reality (AR) artworks from nineteen media artists and two essay articles that review the field and the work inside produced for and distributed at the CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York. Unlike most catalogs, the pages link to media artwork wherever you and the catalog happen to be. Download AR2View.

Art At The Cusp: Manifest.AR

January 14, 2013 by

By Stephen Persing, Big Red and Shiny

Composite image of Giant Robots are attacking the Capital, Mark Skwarek, 2013.

Composite image of Giant Robots are attacking the Capital, Mark Skwarek, 2013.

If you listen to certain voices you will be told that art is irrelevant; that it is not required to succeed in life; that there are better, more profitable things to do. If you are involved in any sociopolitical issue—which means you have a pulse—you know the lie of this alleged wisdom. Making a point requires conjuring images, visual and verbal. Any politician must be an artist; logic alone is not enough. Everyone who stands for something is a politician in this sense. An artist begins where listening to certain voices ends.

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Parking Lot Decorator @ Zero1

December 24, 2012 by

A documentary of one of the many works Manifest.AR presented at the  Zero1 Biennial in San Jose. Parking Lot Decorator an on-site “decorator” tool to transform some of the vast parking lots of software companies in Silicon Valley. Though the project appears as purely an aesthetic gesture, it’s intent is to transform and open up these non-sites at the edges of these vast corporate structures. (Projects at the Zero1 Biennial supported by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University.)

Transformation: Lehel

December 8, 2012 by
"Transformation: mARping Lehel" augmented reality project, Munich, by Tamiko Thiel, 2012

“Transformation: Lehel” (seen near St. Lukas Church), by Tamiko Thiel, Munich, 2012

The ongoing project “Transformation” by Tamiko Thiel researches daily life in the city and asks how we can transform our cities for a more sustainable future. “Transformation: Lehel” places ideas for the future, ranging from the possible to the improbable, as augmented reality artworks on site throughout the Lehel neighborhood in Munich, Germany. Images of the artworks formed part of Thiel’s large multiscreen video installation in the St. Lukas Church in Munich in October, 2012. “Transformation” is part of the project series “Overtures ZeitRäume” from pilotraum01 e.V., curated by Serafine Lindemann and Christian Schoen.