As some of you may remember (and if you don’t, shame on you), last April during Philly Tech Week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art did a panel discussion about Augmented Reality (the intersection where art meets technology) and how it has fundamentally changed how people conceive, view and react to art. Now you can see for yourself why this has become such a hot topic at the Distributed Collectives exhibition.
From August 5th until August 27th at the little berlin gallery in Philadelphia, you can see the work of three different web based groups of artists: Computers Club, Manifest AR and F.A.T. Together they will be showcasing some of the most cutting edge art from the field of AR, including augmented reality public art and browser-based motion art.
In addition, on First Friday, August 5th, there will be an opening reception from 6 to 10PM that will include virtual tours, demonstrations and barbecue (mmm, barbecue). And if that wasn’t enough, on Monday August 15th, Open Web Studio will be held from 6-9PM. Here you can learn more about the tech of AR and even how to create your own.
Anyone who considers themselves an artist really needs to see this exhibition. Augmented Reality is going to be a big part of the future of art and the Distributed Collectives exhibition is a great place to learn more about it.
little berlin Gallery