Mark Skwarek

통일 한국의 프로젝트 / The Augmented Reality Korean Unification Project

The Augmented Reality Korean Unification Project unites North and South Korea with augmented reality [AR].  The project tries to heal the scars left by years of conflict in the Korean peninsula by removing the Korean Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] and returning it to its natural state before Korea was divided. The public may view Korea as a unified country as it once was.  The Korean Unification Project removes weapons, checkpoints, fortifications, barriers, walls, and all reminders of the ongoing conflict from the Korean landscape.

Viewers with supported mobile devices can see the DMZ replaced with nature as though it had never existed. This project tries to help the peace process by letting the Korean people see a unified Korea. This vision hopes to strengthen the people of Korea’s resolve for a peaceful unification.

This project is being developed by Mark Skwarek and uses erasAR technology.


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Parade to Hope

The Parade To Hope, Mark Skwarek, Arthur Peters, Damon Baker,

The “Parade to Hope” is an augmented reality parade which will keep going indefinitely in the search of “hope”. The parade is able to determine where people’s hope is the strongest geographically at any given time. The thought of hope is always changing in people’s minds, so often time hope will have moved before the parade can reach it. This keeps the parade on a never ending journey searching for hope.

This video is a documentation of the parade’s creation.

As the parade travels, it adds to itself things of hope specific to it’s geographic location. This means the parade is constantly changing according to where hope is found. The parade changes as people’s idea of hope changes.
If the parade ever reaches the center of hope there will be an triumphant celebration.
The parade officially began on April 8th, 2011 at the at Devotion Gallery located at the intersection of Maujer and Lorimar Street.

Mark Skwarek is the parades official acting ambassador.

Screenshot by Hana Carpenter, 2011.

Also see The Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos.

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