Augmented Reality: Seeing the Future Now

Tuesday, April 26 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm Local Time Presented by:

As part of the VPAP@PIFA project Breadboard offers a free panel discussion titled Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now which will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Van Pelt Auditorium. The panel of experts including cutting-edge artists, software developers, gaming specialists, sociologists and social historians will discuss the future of augmented reality and how it may play into our everyday lives.The discussion will be followed by an interactive demonstration and virtual art tour that blurs the line between the real and the virtual. The walking tour and demonstration will include site-specific AR content developed by artists and designed to interact with locations and landmarks along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Moderated by Dr. Mimi Sheller, Director of Drexel University’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, the panel will include: Deb Boyer, public historian and project manager, Sajara and the Philly History Project; Dr. Paul Diefenbach, associate professor, Digital Media and co-founder of Drexel’s RePlay Lab; John Craig Freeman, artist and professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College; Chris Manzione, artist and founder of the Virtual Public Art Project; Josh Marcus, software developer and technical lead for Decision Tree; and Mark Skwarek, new media artist. Opening remarks will be offered by Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer of Philadelphia and director of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

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Tuesday, April 26 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm Local Time
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art's Van Pelt Auditorium
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: Dan Schimmel
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