SPAN’s installation, Augmentations of the Real, presents itself as an occasion to interrogate the opportunities that augmented reality present for the discipline of architecture. The notion is discussed from different angles, from aspects of the enhancement of spatial experiences to aspects of AR as an agent of culture. Special attention is given to the way these techniques seamlessly fuse aspects of visual culture with considerations of materialism. Augmented reality, per se, is defined by the application of metaphoric gestures as an interface between the material and the symbolic realms of computational environments. In this sense, AR applications propose a synthetic ecology—primarily defined by their inherent properties such as simulation, enhancement, and intelligence gathering—an overlap of two levels of information, physical and computational.
Date: October 17 – December 8, 2018
Time: Friday and Saturday, 11am-6pm (Admission is free)
Location: Mackey Garage Top, 1137 S Cochran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
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