My first Augmented Reality Piece! Something New to Hang on the Fridge!!
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…
Dorothy R. Santos
Dorothy R. Santos (she/they) is a Filipino American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, computational media, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.
Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation. She is an advisor for Brooklyn-based arts and tech organization POWRPLNT and Bay Area-based arts organization slash arts.
2 responses to “My first Augmented Reality Piece! Something New to Hang on the Fridge!!”
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!
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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