How can designers and urban activists exploit the possibilities of augmented reality? What benefits should computer science bring to those working with the urban environment? The answers to these questions will form the basis of a workshop with Arturo Castro. Participants in the workshop will research Moscow, selecting a neighborhood with a large amount of electronic billboards. Participants will then create art projects to replace the advertisements, devising an exhibition route to show the audience during a final presentation at Strelka.
Arturo Castro is an artist, educator and engineer currently based in Berlin. He is one of the core developers of the open source toolkit for artists and designers openFrameworks. Currently he works on his own and collaborates with other artists and technologists on projects usually in the field of interactive installations. He's main interests are related with open source culture in the context of artistic practices and technology literacy and his work has been exhibited in museums like Maison d'Ailleurs in Switzerland, the London Design Museum or Moscow's Multimedia Art Museum among others.
To take part in the workshop you’ll need: android tablets, newer phones with a big screen, a possible list: google nexus 10, 7, 5, 4; samsung galaxy tab 3, S 5, note 3; asus memo pad 10, transformer pad (TF701T), memo pad 8
The participants will be selected by competition.
For participation you should fill the form.
Application deadline: June 26
The workshop is organized within the interdisciplinary programme Polytech.Science.Art of the Polytechnic Museum in association with Strelka Institute and supported by innovation partner 'Megafon'. All events of the program are dedicated to one of the most significant phenomenon of contemporary culture – interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and technology specialists. The program starts in 2014 with a series of workshops and lectures of international and Russian experts, artists, researchers, including influential representatives of science art, the experts acknowledged by international scientific community and granted with numerous awards and prizes, as well as young professionals. Many of them will present their projects in Russia for the first time.