Author Archive

Des artistes au labo

June 1, 2013

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

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

When: March 21, 2013

Where: Building Imagination Center, Modesto CA


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AR2View @ CAA

February 15, 2013


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 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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ManifestAR @ ZERO1 Biennial 2012

September 3, 2012

Presented by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University and the ZERO1 Biennial 2012

September 12 – December 8, 2012

ManifestAR has established a citywide augmented reality public art exhibition for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with parallel components at the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania. Titled “ManifestAR @ ZERO1,” the group draws on collective, participatory art practices centered on mobile augmented reality technology that aggregates and maps a series of artworks, which re-imagine and reinterpret the high-tech corporate campuses and products of Silicon Valley. Performative and site-specific works are located around the cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Lewisburg.

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Manifest.AR @ Kunsthallen Nikolaj

August 28, 2012

Conversations, Copenhagen Art Festival, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center

August 24-October 21, 2012

show card by mark skwarek

Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, is located in the former Nikolaj Church at Nikolaj Plads in the centre of Copenhagen and functions as the city’s exhibition space for contemporary art.

The Copenhagen Art Festival will open 24. August 2012 with an event-packed programme until 2. September. Hereafter the newly opened exhibitions will continue throughout the autumn. The festival is one of the major presentations of international contemporary art in the region.

The Copenhagen Art Festival presents a multifaceted exhibition programme with art works by Danish and international artists. The festival will take place in the streets and squares of the inner city of Copenhagen and at the major contemporary art centres: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art and Kunstforeningen GL STRAND.

Manifest.AR is an international artists collective that create virtual actions in politically loaded locations, using digital technology (smartphones with a Layar app) to insert controversial monuments and messages. The group has also made unofficial, virtual interventions at MoMA, N.Y., and the biennials of Istanbul and Venice 2011.

ManifestAR @ LA Re.Play

February 10, 2012

LA Re.Play, an Exhibition of Mobile Art in conjunction with Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking during the College Arts Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, February 22-29, 2012

Co-curators: Hana Iverson, Visiting Scholar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Dr. Mimi Sheller, Director, Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, Drexel University and Jeremy Hight, independent artist and curator

Opening reception at CAA Convention Center LA Re.Play Hub Location, Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Reception: DMA Grad Art Gallery, Broad Art Center, UCLA, Friday, February 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Mobilizing Los Angeles as a place to play and a place in play, LA Re.Play presents leading international artists working with mobile and geolocated media. The exhibit accompanies the double session presentation on Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking, co-organized by Hana Iverson and Mimi Sheller for the College Arts Association 2012 conference, as well as an off-conference roundtable City/Space and Creative Measure, moderated by Jeremy Hight at the Art Center. Playing upon the dynamic relations between physical place, digital space, and mobile access via smartphone, we explore art that incorporates cell phones, GPS and other mobile technology, revealing the complex social, political, technological and physiological effects of new mixed reality interactions.

More on the Project Page.

The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2012

January 25, 2012

Session 4: VR Hybrids: Augmented Reality
Date: Tuesday 24 January
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:20 PM
Session Chair: Todd Margolis, Univ. of California, San Diego

ManifestAR: an augmented reality manifesto
Paper 8289-12
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
Author(s): John Craig Freeman, Emerson College (United States)

ManifestAR 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, which respond to and overlay the configuration of located physical meaning. This paper will describe the ManifestAR vision, which is outlined in the groups manifesto.

Occupation Remains in Zuccotti Park

November 20, 2011

On November 15th, 2011, after two months of occupation, Mayor Bloomberg cleared Zuccotti Park of protesters in a surprise nighttime raid.

The park is now permanently occupied thanks to augmented reality. If you are at the park, search Layar for protestAR or choose the launch protestAR link on your iPhone or Android device.