My first Augmented Reality Piece! Something New to Hang on the Fridge!!

With the help of new media artist, Scott Kildall

Here’s my augmented reality piece for the I Am Crime exhibition currently showing at SOMArts Cultural Center! This piece was made during the Making Art with Augmented Reality workshop taught by John Craig Freeman. With the help of Bay Area new media artists DC Spensley and Scott Kildall (artist attacked by my Golden Knife above), I was able to learn a lot about Layar and creating augments. It was A LOT of fun. More to follow. At the moment, I’m working feverishly on lots of writing, which I will be posting in the next few days.

Also, curious, how do you perceive my augment (or, virtual art piece)? What do you think it symbolizes? In addition, I placed my golden knife in one of the San Francisco museums. I’m wondering if you can guess which one…

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, networked culture, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is currently the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” has been published to The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture in 2016. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

2 thoughts on “My first Augmented Reality Piece! Something New to Hang on the Fridge!!”

  1. Regarding augmented reality, this reminds me of three days when I was on the patch (to quit smoking). It was REAL!

    I navigated upwards in full control, but didn’t know how to land. It was like a LUCID DREAM.
    I did it again next day and taught myself to land. (Day three I stopped the patch because it gave me blisters.)
    ————
    Regarding I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law, I say by all means BREAK THE LAW when it’s justified, ESPECIALLY if you’re an artist!

    Also, I got TWO LAUGHS:
    1) I Fought the Law: A Conversation with Artists & Attorneys, and
    2) When Uncle Sam actually intervened in I Am Crime.
    ————
    Carry on, kids- you do your forebears proud!

    1. If you have time, please go to SOMArts Cultural Center and check out the I Am Crime show before it closes. Actually, the closing reception is April 19 AND you will be able to see a print out of my augmented reality piece!! Exciting stuff!!

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