ManifestAR to showcase augmented reality art

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ManifestAR participates in 2012 ZERO1 Biennial event The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial event is currently underway in San Francisco, California, which has turned the entire city into a public art exhibition that cannot be seen with the naked eye. ZERO1 is a non-profit art organization that aims to combine artistic vision with technology and show off the result during its biennial event. This year, ZERO1 has tapped ManifestAR to show off how augmented reality can be used to produce works of art. The organization’s work can be seen throughout the city…

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Facial Codes investigates the link between people and photography

Photo by Kamarule

QR codes and art are colliding once again, this time by the work of Singapore photographer Kamarule. The photographer has launched a new series called Facial Codes. The series aims to explore the relationship people have with 2D images. As an art form, photography has enjoyed a great deal of appreciation over the past several years. Photographs have become a large part of people’s lives and many use them to express their emotions. This relationship is often very complex, leading Kamarule to investigate the matter more thoroughly. The Facial Codes…

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Photography and augmented reality combine to make immersive experience

As technology becomes more advanced, artists are looking to create experiences that encompass all the senses. For countless years, artists have relied solely on sight to reach their audience. With augmented reality, however, they can do much more with the work they create. Portuguese artist Nuno Serrao has launched a new photography exhibition he calls Project Paperclip. The exhibition aims to combine art with technology and present an experience that many people will find innovative. For anyone to get the full experience of Project Paperclip, they must first download an…

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QR codes start to show their artistic side – 3 in 1 code!

QR Code Art

With the increasing popularity of QR codes has come a great deal of experimentation with the various ways in which they can be used, and this has inspired designers and artists to present the barcodes in new and innovative ways. For example, artist and designer Frank Haase has drawn a great deal of attention to himself with his QR coded shoes prototype. They have been designed with a QR code carved right into their soles, so that when the wearer steps from a wet surface to a dry one, the…

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Augmented reality continues to send ripples of innovation through the world of art

Blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds is becoming an interest for artists. In an effort to break new artistic ground, many have turned to augmented reality, hoping that the technology will help them achieve their aim. Thus far, artists using augmented reality have seen a great deal of success. Artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza have been using the technology for some time and have recently launched a new project that aims to push the boundaries of what people know about art. The project is called Nervous…

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ʻSmartʼ cellphone-skins open new ways for mobile data exchange and device customization

With the ability to scan and transfer data from skin to skin, the QR code embedded Yumskins provide a new way for users to interact with each other. All-in-one solution: The self-adhesive, splash-shielded skins come in silver, holographic and gold. Users can choose or make own designs online, preview skins in Augmented reality (AR), embed QR codes into designs and finally print them on any inkjet printer. The QR codes can store URLs, social media information, vCards or plain text. A QR and AR recognition technology based audio, video and…

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Blending technology and art: Some of the recent projects from artist Yiying Lu

Yiying Lu

Innovative modern artist Yiying Lu is making waves in the mobile world. Lu, who has created designs for Conan O’Brien, Twitter, TBS and several other companies, has been incorporating QR codes and augmented reality into her work for some time. Among her most recent projects include custom wall graphic for the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, California, and she was in attendance at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada to show off her work. The Computer History Museum recently held its Australia Week event, which aimed to show…

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Augmented reality app makes adbusting a legal and viable way to make art

Augmented Reality

Adbusting is a growing trend in the Eastern and Western U.S. Adbusting, also known as culture jamming, sees artists coming together to change existing advertisements with works of art. These works often hold some cultural commentary and are seen as vandalism in large cities. For some artists, the issue of vandalism can be quite the deterrent. As such, artists have begun using augmented reality as a way to carry out their adbusting goals. The Public Ad Campaign, a group of New York-based artists that considers all advertisements to be public…

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Not all QR codes are created digitally

QR Code David Sykes

Though the traditional QR code is created by a computer with the appropriate software, this isn’t always the case, and various artists are starting to demonstrate this fact by creating the barcodes using their own techniques and styles. Award winning David Sykes, an advertising photographer, for example, creates QR codes out of everyday objects, such as wine bottles, boots, or anything else he can get his hands upon. One of his most recent accomplishments is a photograph of a 64 square foot QR code made out of shoes and boots…

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Artist uses smartphone to get around censorship for nudity

QR code Art

A photographer with a specialization in images of nude forms has discovered a way to use smartphone technology in order to avoid nude censorship of one of his pieces which is on display at Fredericton city hall. The artist’s name is Jeff Crawford, and he received an invitation to display his art as a part of an artwork exhibit during the summer series for the Artists-in-Residence of the Fredericton Arts Alliance. Crawford’s submission was a photograph which was entitled “Emersion”. It featured a woman lying in a stream in the…

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Artist Pedro Morales uses QR codes for his latest exhibition

QR Code Art

QR codes are proving to be quite attractive to artists around the world. Acclaimed Venezuelan artist Pedro Morales has used the codes in his latest exhibition called De Redes y Cadenas. Normally, the codes would be used as part of a marketing campaign, but Morales has decided to use the codes themselves as art. Other artists that have had this idea have incorporated QR codes into their artwork. Morales, however, has dissected the codes to make new designs that diverge from the code’s original pattern. Morales has been working with…

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