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Manifest:AR @ Corcoran

August 12, 2013

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


ZERO1 Press Release – ManifestAR in Silicon Valley

May 4, 2012

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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.

AR Occupy Wall Street

November 20, 2011

Protesters were not allowed to protest at Wall Street during the Occupy Wall Street uprising, forcing them blocks from the New York Stock Exchange to Zuccotti Park. Wall Street was barricaded off. Only part of the sidewalk is accessible to the public and there was a constant police presence around both the protesters and the Stock Exchange at all times.

AR Occupy Wall Street, Screenshot montage by Mark Skwarek, 2011.

#arOCCUPYWALLSTREET” takes the protest to the heart of the financial district directly in front of the Stock Exchange. Augments now blanket the entire financial district.

Manifest.AR @ Distributed Collectives, little berlin gallery, Philadelphia, PA

August 19, 2011

Distributed Collectives, curated by Kelani Nichole, little berlin gallery, Philadelphia, PA, August 5 – 27th, 2011

An exhibition of three web-based artist groups: Computers Club, Manifest.AR and F.A.T. The artists in these groups are located in cities all over the globe, including Berlin, New York, London, Phoenix, Boston, Amsterdam among others — many of them have been working together closely online for years but have never met in person. This show examines the history and structure of the groups and looks at the diverse processes and approach of the artist working on the interwebz.

Closing party and discussion lead by catalog essay’s author Manya Scheps, August 27th from 6-10PM


Manifest.AR Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention

May 18, 2011

As “one of the world’s most important forums for the dissemination and ‘illumination’ about the current developments in international art” the 54th Biennial of Venice could not justify its reputation without an uninvited Augmented Reality infiltration. In order to “challenge the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed” we will construct virtual AR pavilions directly amongst the national pavilions in the Giardini of the Venice Biennial.

The organizers Tamiko Thiel, Sander Veenhof and Mark Skwarek will be present in Venice during opening week, and will be leading AR tours of the artwork.

Please see the Venice Biennial 2011 Intervention blog for online previews of the artworks, contact information for the AR tours and detailed directions on where, when and how the artworks can be seen in Venice.

Manifest.AR at Dorkbot NYC

March 4, 2011

what: dorkbot-nyc meeting
where: Location One
when: Wednesday, 02 March 2011, 7-9pm

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 the real and the hyperreal.