The AR winter school, organised by the Performance Augmentation Lab of the British university in collaboration with the American AR company DAQRI, represented a unique opportunity for participants to dive into the topic and investigate the relationship between technology and perception.
Considered by many as “the new frontier of computing”, Augmented Reality aims to enhance human perception by inserting digital information into the real world. In recent years, this discipline had a remarkable growth, following the massive investments by the world’s leading technology companies, and nowadays there are several fields of application where remarkable results have been achieved.
During the five days of the course, participants were able to deepen their knowledge about ARToolKit, a free Open Source SDK for Augmented Reality, and develop AR-based application prototypes.
Domenico Schillaci, one of the researchers selected to attend the event, besides presenting the project mixing street art and Augmented Reality developed in Palermo by PUSH and Bepart, together with his team he designed AR Secret Stuff, an app that uses AR as a medium to reveal secrets, using existing objects for new amazing purposes.
PUSH, in collaboration with Bepart, the GAM – Modern Art Gallery of Palermo and the Scuola Politecnica of the University of Palermo, will hold an alternative workshop to know the Street Art of the old town of Palermo and to make original art installations in augmented reality (AR) for the urban spaces. Topic of the event is the Urban Art; learning activities include making and sharing creative digital art works that can be seen in the online platform of Bepart – the public imagination movement.
The event will be held in the Conference Room “Empedocle Restivo” of the GAM Palermo in Via Sant’Anna 21, December 2-4 2016. During the event there will be the launch of the first Street Art paper map, made by PUSH with the Municipality of Palermo for the project Street Art Factory.
Here the schedule of the single days:
Friday, 2nd of December 3.30 pm/ 6 pm
Saturday, 3rd of December 9.30 am / 6 pm
Sunday, 4th of December 9.30 am / 6 pm
The workshop, free and open to everyone, is recommended to students and professionals of art, graphic and design. Since we will work with multimedia contents (pictures, animated GIF, 3D models and videos), a basic knowledge of graphic softwares is required.
Applications are open until November 28, please use the following form and attach your resume and/or portfolio. A maximum of 20 people will be selected. The list of the selected participants will be released on November 30 via e-mail. Participants are required to bring their own laptops.