VPAP@PIFA: a city-wide virtual public art exhbit
Check out a Ying Yang splash hovering in front of the Franklin Institute, or a Miro-Alien Chest Burster holding court atop the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, where Rocky Balboa used to jump about. Breadboard is hooking up with the Virtual Public Art Project (VPAP) to launch a city-wide Augmented Reality (AR) exhibit as part of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Over 30 virtual art sculptures will be located around the city of Philadelphia and can be viewed via VPAP’s free Layar App for most iPhone and Android smartphone devices. Click HERE to view our Google map that shows locations and lists all VPAP artworks. Breadboard has also assembled a group of AR specialists who will be part of a panel discussion on April 26th: Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now
SELELCT IMAGES FROM THE VPAP-PIFA PROJECT
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Miró Alien Chest-Burster, by Jon Rafman (top steps at Phila. Museum of Art)
8-ball, by Guthrie Lonergan (near the Thinker, Rodin Museum)
Archie/Squid, by Nathan Shafer (above the waterfall at Schuylkill River Waterworks)
Innerds, By Adam Nowicki (Rittenhouse Square)
Loading, by Jonas Sjostedt (30th Street Station)
Universal (FLASH FLOOD) for Garden Club, by Kari Altmann (Phila. Museum of Art)
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How to View the VPAP@PIFA Sculptures:
Sculptures can be viewed in-the-round on iPhone 3GS (and higher) and Android phones using the Virtual Public Art Project layer in the free application Layar.
1) Download Layar for IPhone 3GS (and higher) or Android
2) After having the Layar app installed on your phone, the Virtual Public Art Project layer can be accessed via Layar’s built in layer directory (Search for “Virtual Public Art Project” layer).
3) Once VPAP’s layer is running and you are physically in the vicinity of one of the VPAP sculptures, you can switch to ‘Map view’, which will direct you to the precise location of the sculpture. (consult the locations page for a list of the current locations).
4) Once you have arrived within viewing distance of one of VPAP’s sculptures switch to “Reality View”, you can now walk up to and around the virtual sculpture, using the iPhone 3GS or Android phone to view details.
Breadboard launched a pilot virtual art project in 2010 called VPAP Philadelphia
Questions can be directed to:
breadboard [at] sciencecenter.org Subject: PIFA