Thursday, March 31, 2011

Can't deal with Reality?

well then, AR or augmented reality is perfect for you and what better time and place than Springtime in Philadelphia?
If you are not familiar with AR then download one of the many apps jumping on the bandwagon like Layar or Paparazzi but nothing beats experiencing it live and so we Philadelphian's are in luck to be home to one of only two Augmented Reality art exhibitions happening right here in April.
The first exhibition is a collaboration between Breadboard and Layar in a partnership with VPAP and runs April 7th-May 1st as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).

VPAP@PIFA : a city-wide virtual public art exhibit will feature over 25 works of art placed strategically around the city like this giant MirĂ³ Alien Chest-Burster, by Jon Rafman "on the steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
this Ying Yang splash "hovering" in front of the Franklin Institute and
an 8-ball, by Guthrie Lonergan, near the Thinker at the Rodin Museum

The virtual art sculptures will be located around the city and can be viewed via VPAP’s free Layar App. Click here for more information and to view the Google map that shows locations and lists of all VPAP artworks.
This is just one of the 125 events planned for PIFA 2011 over 25 days representing 1500 artists...all here in Philadelphia!
How is that for reality?

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