April 26, 2011 —
Dr. Paul Diefenbach, Digital Media Professor and Co-founder of the RePlay Lab, will be a panelist at the Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now event on April 26th at 6 PM in the Van Pelt Auditorium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event will ask participants to think about what Augmented Reality is and what an augmented future looks like? Panelists include cutting-edge artists, software developers, gaming specialists, sociologists and social historians. Following the panel discussion, attendees will reassemble outdoors for an interactive demonstration and virtual art tour that blurs the line between the real and the virtual. Augmented Reality, or AR, uses free smart phone apps that overlay 3-D images and information on top of real-time screen visuals as seen through the smart phone camera lens. The walking tour and demonstration will include site-specific AR content developed by artists to interact with locations and landmarks along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event is free, but please click here to register.
Following the event Chris Manzione will lead a Virtual Art Walking Tour along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Original AR artwork will be on view as part of Breadboard’s citywide VPAP@PIFA project. Newer models of iPhone and Android smart phones will be needed to view the artwork. Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now is a Breadboard production in coordination with the Philadelphia Science Festival, Philly Tech Week and PIFA.