IMA Number: 78308 | 1 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Kristin Lucas

This class meets Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 24 - 10am-5pm in HN 544.

Full Course Description:

Harness the poetic potential of augmented reality to explore issues of the seen versus unseen, known versus unknowable. Challenge the “cult of surfaces” by terraforming new dimensional realities that expand the social imaginary. Augmented reality (AR) is the process of superimposing digitally-rendered images, animated GIFs, 3d graphics, video, and sound onto our real world surroundings in real time, giving a sense of an illusionary or mixed reality mediated by computers and touchscreen interactivity.
 
This workshop will introduce accessible AR workflows, strategies, and visionary ideas by artists, activists, architects, designers and developers, and will culminate in a group-initiated conceptual project launched on campus, or in a location of our choosing.
 
Open to graduate students with amateur to advance digital media skills. Bring a laptop and if possible, a smartphone or Wi-Fi tablet. Make your own reality enhancing content or integrate found content from the vast inventory of the Internet into geolocation and marker-based interactive AR workflows.