Archive for the ‘Academic Publications’ Category

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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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.

AR rain at Ars Electronica 2011

September 8, 2011
Tamiko Thiel brought some flower rain to Linz as part of the “ZeitRäume/TimeSpaces” project series presentation at the 2011 Ars Electronca Festival.

“ZeitRäume” is a project series addressing the question: “How will we live in 2040?” Tamiko will be working with residents of the Lehel Quarter in Munich to visualize answers to this question.

Cyber-Animism and Augmented Dreams

May 8, 2011

By Tamiko Thiel

Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Border Memorial, John Craig Freeman and Mark Skwarek, screenshot Hana Carpenter Image


To those who were active in the first wave of virtual reality online in the mid 1990s, the current boom in augmented reality (AR) has a strange sense of déjà vu. Tamiko Thiel did pioneering work on online 3D virtual worlds with Starbright World from 1994-1997, and is now one of the founding members of the augmented reality cyberartists’ group Manifest.AR. In this informal report she explicates the underlying parallels she sees in the lure of cyberspace, then and now, and how AR artists are bringing the gap between seen and unseen realities.

Cyber-Animism and Augmented Dreams (PDF)