Manifest.AR @ ICA

Manifest.AR is an international artists collective working with emergent forms of augmented reality as interventionist public art. The group sees this medium as a way of transforming public space and institutions by installing virtual objects and artworks, which respond to and overlay the configuration of located physical meaning. Utilizing this technology as artwork is an entirely new proposition and explores all that we know and experience as the mixture of the real and the hyperreal. Physically, nothing changes, the audience can simply download and launch an Augmented Reality Browser app on their iPhone or Android and aim the devices’ camera to view the world around them. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose computer generated three-dimensional art objects, enabling the public to see the work integrated into the physical location as if it existed in the real world. Manifest.AR has created a virtual exhibition in and around Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art during the Boston Cyberarts Festival 2011.

Participating Artists:

Video by John Tlumaci, Boston Globe

Technical assistance by Hana Carpenter and Cody McCann.


  • Read this code or do the following:
  • Download the Layar Augmented Reality Browser to your iPhone or Android now
  • Launch the app and search “Manifest.AR” or click the Mobile App
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      Video by Ali Areskog.


      Virtual landscapes: Boston Cyberarts Festival exhibit at the ICA, The Boston Globe

      Virtual visions, illuminated, Boston Globe

      Manifest.AR @ ICA, Daily Serving

      Comment j’ai augmenté ma réalité, Poptronics

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      Date and Time Information

      April 22 – May 8, 2011

      Opening Reception

      There will be an informal public gathering where they artists will demonstrate how to access the work and talk about individual projects, out on the deck at the ICA from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Friday April 22


      Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5pm


      Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston


      Free (does not include admission to the museum)

      Contact Information

      For more info email Manifest.AR


      Wheelchair accessible


One Response to “Manifest.AR @ ICA”

  1. The Border Memorial at Manifest.AR @ ICA « Border Memorial Says:

    […] April 2011, version of the Border Memorial was included in the Manifest.AR @ ICA during the 2011 Boston Cyberarts Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. […]

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