Augmented Reality Workshop and Public Talk with John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman

Upgrade! San Francisco is proud to present two events with Boston-based media artist and activist John Craig Freeman at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco

2-day Workshop: “Making Art with Augmented Reality” – Register HERE

Saturday March 31st & Sunday April 1st, 11am–5pm both days

Learn how to place digital 3D objects in real physical space (virtually) forever. Augments can be created in any scale for any location in the world and viewed through the camera and screen of mobile devices. This workshop provides a hands-on and in-depth introduction to AR for participants to make giant artworks, public interventions and personal or historical memorials. This is a beginner to advanced workshop. No previous programming or design experience is required. All participants in John’s workshop will have their finished digital augment and a 17″ x 22″ color print automatically added to the current SOMArts exhibition “I Am Crime: Art On the Edge of Law“.

Free Public Talk: “Emergent Technology as Art Practice and Public Art as Intervention”
Thursday, March 29th, 7-7:30PM meet and greet; 7:30-8:30PM lecture + questions

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public works at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. John is currently an Associate Professor of New Media, at Emerson College (Boston) in the Department of Visual and Media Arts and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, at UC San Diego.

2 responses to “Augmented Reality Workshop and Public Talk with John Craig Freeman”

  1. What’s a matter of consequence to some is a mind-blowing event for me. Again, to say that ‘all that is amazing’ is an understatement.

    How lucky the participants in that workshop! (The professor must also be a sharing and caring person.)

    I wonder how it all (the particular craft of applying 3D objects in real physical space, etc.) would jibe in the movie and entertainment industry, if at all.

    Honestly, if I weren’t so stuck I’D attend because it would be a great privilege. I think even I as a non-artist and simpleton would benefit- and to think- it’s FREE!

    1. Yes! John Craig Freeman’s work is amazing. Seriously. I’m really excited about his artist talk tomorrow. THAT is free!! However, the actual Augmented Reality workshop is $50, which is an INCREDIBLE bargain. It is, seriously, a bargain AND you get artwork in a current exhibition, it’s fantastic. I’m really excited to meet him. IF you are available tomorrow evening for the talk, please stop by SOMArts. It will definitely be a great event.

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