Art, Activism & Augmented Reality

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

One of the latest genres in New Media art is that of Augmented Reality, or the overlay of digital content onto physical reality through the use of smart phones and computer vision. Marshall McLuhan heralded artists as early adopters of new technology, and the emergence of AR as an art genre is no surprise. Numerous AR works have sought to explore the expressive and critical possibilities of the technology, and groups like Manifest.AR have used this medium as a means of creative dissent through their Occupy Wall Street AR intervention. With AR a burgeoning platform for New Media art investigation, we will discuss the potentials and limitations of the medium, the history and context of work being done today, and the tactical potentials of AR as political intervention.

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Jon Lebkowsky

CEO, Polycot Associates LLC

Jon Lebkowsky is an author, activist, and blogger who writes about the future of the Internet, digital culture, media, and society. He's been associated with various forward-looking projects and organizations, including FringeWare, Whole Earth, WorldChanging, Mondo 2000, bOING bOING, Factsheet Five, the WELL, the Austin Chronicle, EFF-Austin, Society of Participatory Medicine, Extreme Democracy, Digital Convergence Initiative, Plutopia Productions, Polycot Consulting, Social Web Strategies, Project VRM, and Reality Augmented Blog. He's also a web strategist and developer via Polycot Associates.

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Patrick Lichty

Professor, Dept of Interactive Arts & Media, Columbia College

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  • akiko_saito
  • Jon Lebkowsky
  • Natalie Downe
  • Neil S. Carty
  • Patrick Lichty
  • Pierre Arlais
  • Jeff Putthoff, SJ
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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Austin, Omni Downtown

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