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Augmented Landscape of Salem
Boston Cyberarts commissioned four internationally acclaimed artists; John Craig Freeman, Kristin Lucas, Will Pappenheimer and Tamiko Thiel, to create 8 Augmented Reality (AR) sculptures for The Augmented Landscape, an outdoor exhibition that took place at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Located on the historic waterfront in Salem, MA, the free exhibition opened to the public on Saturday, May 27, and remained on view through November 30, 2017. In addition at the Saugus Iron Works, Will Pappenheimer and Zachary Brady’s SkywriteAR generates virtual skywriting vapor phrases hundreds of feet above the viewer.

Inspired by Salem’s unique history and ecology, the eight artworks delved into issues as diverse as East-West relations, New England’s maritime connections with Russia, Japan & China, American idealism, the discord between globalism and isolationism, piracy as warfare, as well as the effects of climate change, global warming and rising waters.

Augmented Reality (AR) is computer-generated sound, video or graphics that are layered into a real-world environment. Sited throughout the park, either on the land and or in Salem harbor, the sculptures will be positioned via GPS, each in a specific place on the Salem campus, and will be viewable by using the augmented reality app Layar* (free for iOS and Android) on a smartphone or tablet.

The National Park Service also had printed maps available for visitors that include the site of each piece, an image, artists’ information, title of the work and how to download the app to view the work.
Salem  Public  History  Arts 
yesterday by dbourn
10 great Twin Cities dance events for fall 2018 | Star Tribune | September 14, 2018
One of the dance events featured is from the Ananya Dance Theatre which concludes its “Work Women Do” series with a new piece about the ways women show up for one another, with original music by Minnesota composers Dameun Strange '95 and Andrea “Queen Drea” Reynolds.
macalumni  Classof1995  dance  Arts  composer 
6 days ago by macalestercollege
Digitally Empowered: New patterns of sourcing and expertise in cultural journalism and criticism: Journalism Practice: Vol 0, No 0
In January 2013, Peter Bradshaw, a film critic for The Guardian, said that Twitter users had become the favourite “critics” of the film industry. The implicit concern in this article on a subject dear to cultural journalism—“Would be criticism bankrupted when we are all ‘critics’ on the Web?”—became evident in the following years. It is pertinent, then, to explore the media answer not only to this subject but both to sourcing and expertise in general in the culture section. Did they embrace these new news sources (and which) that emerged in the digital environment, such as the reader, blogs or artists tweets? Assuming the first hypothesis, how did they include them in their editorial model, alongside with the “traditional” experts and sources? We conducted a content analysis to the culture section of an international media—The Guardian—between 2014 and 2016 (n = 992), identifying the role of what we would like to call digitally empowered sources and the presence of new “experts” in cultural criticism. We concluded that these digitally empowered sources play an important role in the overall editorial, business and engagement media's strategy and are deeply engaged with a new digital feature: hypertextuality. New patterns of expertise also reflect an editorial positioning supported in an engagement strategy and in the recognition of the readers’ added value to content.
sources  Research  arts  specj  engagement  ugc  cm 
10 days ago by paulbradshaw
Claire Bishop on PALACE IN PLUNDERLAND - Artforum International
"The construction of yet another enormous venue for culture feels like the harbinger of a horrible new world in which all public services are drained of resources but every High Net Worth Individual can evade taxes by pouring a fraction of their profits into a cultural project that enhances their social status. The über-wealthy once gave a percentage of their riches to the church; today they give them to flexible and adaptable visual art/performance spaces."

"A Schema for a School is one thing; the more radical proposition would be a cultural institution that includes within its architecture crucial services like a public school, day care, or a branch of the New York Public Library."
charitableindustrialcomplex  philanthropicindustrialcomplex  philanthropy  charity  publicgood  inequality  wealth  2018  via:shannon_mattern  clairebishop  arts  architecture  taxevasion  democracy  oligarchy  capitalism  influence  power  museums 
10 days ago by robertogreco

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