“Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo)” AR artwork

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AR artwork by Tamiko Thiel, 2011

Carnation Rain in Largo do Carmo, Lisbon

Carnation Rain in Largo do Carmo, Lisbon

On April 25th, 1974, the “Carnation Revolution” broke out in Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square) in Lisbon, Portugal. A leftist military coup toppled the Salazarist dictatorship that had ruled Portugal for around 50 years, ushering in changes that brought democracy to Portugal. Carnations, stuck in the barrels of the guns, became the symbol for this first bloodless revolution in 20th century Europe.

To commemorate this event Thiel has created “Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo)”, an augmented reality (AR) artwork of an animated rain of carnations, placed via GPS in Largo do Carmo, Lisbon. The artwork premiered on April 25, 2011.

http://mission-base.com/tamiko/AR/carnation-rain.html

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