Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011 at the ICA

image by Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman.

rit lecture

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Presenting at RIT's New Screens New Media: Future Cinema

Mark Skwarek is presenting at the New Screens New Media: Future Cinema at RIT's Film Department-- TOMORROW!!!

daily bits -- A Sea of Tweets: Another Way to Show Japan Your Support

A Sea of Tweets: Another Way to Show Japan Your Support


It has been over a week since the first earthquake hit Japan and tsunamis wreaked havoc. Some of us may have already moved on with our lives, reading the occasional news report of what’s going on in Japan. Others may be getting their act together with regard to disaster preparedness. Have you showed your support for the victims of the quakes and the tsunamis in one way or another?

Last week, we published an entry about a fundraising drive for Japan. It is not too late to chip in. You can also check with the Red Cross to see what you can do to help. While not everyone may have a lot to spare, there are other ways by which you can express support.

Here is one interesting initiative that I discovered: A Sea of Tweets. This movement is spearheaded by artists Mark Skwarek, Tamiko Thiel, and John Craig Freeman, who are converting tweets into paper cranes and placing them in front of Mt. Fuji and along Japan’s coastline. The act is purely symbolic, but the message is strong and clear: there are people who care and want to show their support.

How do you participate? It is rather simple: just use the hashtag #seaoftweets to your tweet, and it will be counted and converted to a paper crane.

To learn more about this movement, visit A Sea of Tweets. More than using the hashtag, please remember to look at other practical ways you can send some help. Even the tiniest bit of help will be appreciated!

SanArt -- sea of tweets

SanArt sea of tweets

Networked_Performance Turbulence --- Sea of Tweets

Networked_Performance Turbulence --- Sea of Tweets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sea of Tweets

This is a image of my new piece, Sea of Tweets. the project will allow viewers to tweet wishes to those affected in Japan in the wake of the last tunami. Participants tweets will be transformed into paper cranes. Because of power restrictions the piece will not be live in Japan until proper conditions have been restored. But, the rest of the world will be given the telapresent experience and will see japans northern pacific coast. The sea will be filled with participants tweets in the form of cranes. The first cranes tweets are already there. After normal conditions resume in Japan, the local version will be made live to the public and viewers will be able to watch the cranes riding on the waves of the pacific coast.

Lecture at Philadelphia Museum of Art-

Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now

April 26th 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm

Van Pelt Auditorium

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Peace to Libya

In the Peace to Libya project an augmented reality dove is currently circling the city of Tripoli, Libya. The dove is carrying a scroll on which tweets from around the world can be seen.
This project us a colaberation between Mark Skwarek, Joseph Hocking, John Craig Freeman
thanks to Sander Veenhof!

Wired - Beyond the Beyond - Augmented Reality: Creators Project: A Brief Guide To Augmented Reality Art Exhibits

Augmented Reality: Creators Project: A Brief Guide To Augmented Reality Art Exhibits

Friday, March 11, 2011

ICA recon mission

image from our ICA recon mission.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Liberation reviews Manifest.AR

Manifest.AR is showing at the BOSTON ICA!!

Members of Manifest.AR and I are showing at the BOSTON ICA in conjunction with the BOSTON CYBERARTS!!!!!! April 22 – May 8 -- manifest.AR #1!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mark Skwarek is presenting at: dorkbot-nyc TOMORROW

Mark Skwarek is presenting at: dorkbot-nyc TOMORROW
with a few of the Manifest.AR group members.
where: Location One (Greene between Canal & Grand)
when: Wednesday, 02 March 2011, 7-9pm
...$$$: $$$FREE$$$ (donations to Location One appreciated!)