Up until this point I had been exploring how the space we occupy and move through could be altered via the augmentation of that space, either through a physical AR experiencing (via Augmented Reality mobile technology) of it or as a memory imprint – the altered impression left of the space after the AR experience. With my latest work, The Conversation | Part 01 | Ritual Gestures, I am still exploring this idea, but I’ve shifted the emphasis from the viewer/participant as observer to viewer/participant as the object themselves.
The Conversation | Part 01 | Ritual Gestures
The act of observing or interacting via technological devices generates a repetitive gesture. We use these gestures to access our technological devices over and over again. They become as natural as walking to us.
Over time, these gestures become recognizable actions intertwined with our personal, social and cultural identity. They become part of our everyday rituals.
The work explores 12 of these ritualized gestures: The Frame, Tap & Swipe, The Search, The Prayer, The Couple, The Frame (revisited), The Dance, Shoulder Play, The Duel, Occupied, Shoulder Play (revisited) and The Remote.
The markers and their associated AR experience are accessible via a smart phone, iPad or android tablet, anywhere in North America.
If you have a smart phone, iPad or android tablet you may access the QR Code for the AR version here. An app via Junaio, (a reputable and highly regarded AR innovator) will be downloaded quickly and will give you immediate access to the AR work.
The Conversation | Part 01 | Ritual Gestures premiered at the (Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the Intersections of Science & Society Symposium – April 25, 2013 | Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS) | University of California, Berkeley.
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Related talks to The Conversation | Part 01 | Ritual Gestures, entitled Augmented Reality: Towards the Augmentation of a Brave New World were given at CSTMS, UC, Berkely | Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Pacific Time) and Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:20 pm (Pacific Time) . Videos of the talks will soon be available on-line.