Augmented Reality as Experimental Art Practice: from Information Overlay to Software Assemblage

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  • Augmented Reality as Experimental Art Practice: from Information Overlay to Software Assemblage

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  • Abstract (short paper)

    In a general technical sense, Augmented Reality (AR) is considered as primarily a virtual overlay, a datafied window that situates visual or textual information in the physical world. In
    contradistinction, AR as experimental art practice activates critical inquiry, collective participation, and multimodal perception. Experimental art deployed in the AR medium is contributing to a reconfiguration of traditional perceptions of interface, audience participation, and perceptual experience. This paper explores such experimental AR art practices as examples of ‘software assemblage,’ a materialist conception that facilitates the movement of AR beyond the conventional empirical borders of the engineering world and toward a poetic re-configuration of AR as experimental art practice.

    Full text (PDF)  p. 369-373

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