Artist: Will Pappenheimer
Drawing Constellation is a participatory drawing installation for augmented reality (AR). The work uses a modified public AR app, Layar, to upload drawings to a constantly animated and evolving virtual “constellation” centered within an exhibition space by GPS location. Participants are invited to use their cell phones or tablets to create drawings with their own choices of color, brush size, etc. Clicking the SAVE button transfers their drawing to a 3-D augmented reality space located and superimposed at a given site. The drawing of the submitting participant will appear in the center of a rotating moving galaxy of 20 or more drawings uploaded previously. A single user can change the whole galaxy by creating multiple drawings in succession. Through the live phone or tablet views on site, the audience is immersed in their own swirling drawings. In its simplest form Drawing Constellation is a communal drawing-sculpture for virtual space. It is one of a series of the artist’s works suggesting the presence of overlapping universes set in motion by contemporary social media space.
‘Chicago 00‘ refers to the corner of State and Madison where the city’s street numbering begins.
It is a series of Augmented Reality mobile apps that will creatively share images from the Chicago History Museum’s massive photo archive. Selections from the archive are published to audiences outside the Museum through an Augmented Reality mobile experience: images superimposed onto corresponding sites through image recognition. With production grant funding from the Princess Grace Foundation, Chicago 0,0 is currently producing its first episode: a narrated immersive AR tour of the Chicago Riverwalk between Clark and LaSalle Streets: the site of one of the largest nautical disasters in U.S. history. While people are walking along the Riverwalk, they are actually exploring of the history of the Chicago River, the modern skyscraper, the Chicago Fire, and Chicago’s two world expositions.