Saturday, December 31, 2016

ON NEW YEAR's EVE 2016 -- TOP POST on PBS HOME PAGE!!!!! Mark Skwarek and Mobile AR Lab on PBS SciTech Now-

ON NEW YEAR's EVE 2016 -- TOP POST on PBS HOME PAGE!!!!! Mark Skwarek and Mobile AR Lab on PBS SciTech Now-
Mark Skwarek and Mobile AR Lab on PBS SciTech Now--explains augmented reality and Pokemon Go! First segment in Episode 311 --
Also was on Facebook Live.

Friday, December 30, 2016

I will be at CES 2017-

I will be at CES 2017- connect if you are there!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

TTI Vanguard Conference. SF 2016!

Winner!! NYC Media Lab Combine Program Grant 2017

My AR Telepresence project revived the
NYC Media Lab Combine Program Grant!!!
The AR Telepresence is taking place through my company SemblanceAR.

Monday, December 12, 2016

NEA Grant for Salem Maritime National Historic Site // Part of Boston Cyber Arts!!

I am part of a National Endowment for the Arts grant for the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem MA. Thanks to George Fifield and the Boston Cyberarts Festival! The project will take place over the 
summer and fall of 2017

Sunday, December 4, 2016

I go on after Nolan Bushnell !!!

I go on after Nolan Bushnell !!!
2:20 PM
Nolan Bushnell, Co-founder, ModalVR
Virtual Reality in Business and Gaming
The time is right for VR: Screens have high enough resolution and refresh rates, microprocessors are powerful enough to do 3-D, and the benefits to large corporations are great enough to overcome still-high costs for equipment and application development. ModalVR has created a complete wireless VR platform that can track multiple users with less than 10 milliseconds of latency across an area up to 900,000 square feet. Uses range from a training system for workers on oil rigs to a human game of Pong.

3:00 PM
Mark Skwarek, Artist and Lecturer of Integrated Digital Media, New York University Augmented Reality in Business and Gaming—an Overview

Friday, November 4, 2016

TRUMP Unleashed!!!! View the Trump DollAR with any Smarthphone and Aurasma....

TRUMP Unleashed!!!! View the Trump DollAR with any smartphone, Stop TRUMP! and VOTE!
To see the experience...
Download Aurasma app and scan a US 1 dollar bill. Now you can see Trump unleashed!



Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Is the age of virtual and augmented reality, long anticipated, finally upon us? Exploring Future Reality is a full day event with faculty researchers and industry experts delivering lightning talks, presentations and interactive demos. The discussion will focus on the impact of VR/AR on the media and technology industry, including best practices for storytelling, prototyping, and distribution.


Thursday, November 10th, 2016
White Box Theater
1515 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10010
Enter at 44th and Broadway


  • What is Reality? How AR and VR will change the world...
  • The Business of VR: Industry forecast and business model insights
  • Experiments: Practitioners share best practices
  • Demo expo
  • Master class with Envrmnts from Verizon Labs
  • Technical Horizons: Device and hardware forecast
  • Startup pitch session
  • Investor round-table
  • Networking + cocktails


Ben Johnson, Marketplace Podcasts
Steve Feiner, Columbia
Ken Perlin, NYU
Chaki Ng, Viacom
Isabelle Bourduas, Minority VR
Resh Sidhu, Framestore
Brett Leary, Digitas
Marc Maleh, RGA
Jessica Lauretti, RYOT
Kelly Alfieri, New York Times
Chris Hercik, Time Inc.
David Liu, Viacom
Sowmya Gottipati, NBCUniversal
Helen Situ, NextVR
Christian Egeler, Verizon
Winslow Burleson, NYU
Mark Skwarek, NYU
Michael Calvert, Sketchfab and Unity Meetup
Jim Preston, FOVE
Chris Bobotis, Mettle
Amy Chen, NYC Media Lab
Rob Ruffler, Viacom
Natacha Merritt, WestSummit Capital
Adaora Udoji, Angel Investor
Shawn Cheng, Vayner/RSE
DJ Smith, The Glimpse Group


9:00am: What is Reality?
Marketplace’s tech podcast Codebreaker will premier its new season—Can it save us? Each episode asks the fundamental questions about the technologies that consume us every day; this season will feature three personal experience stories on AR/VR.

Codebreaker's host Ben Johnson will sit down with Columbia University's Steven Feiner, NYU's Ken PerlinIsabelle Bourduas of Minority VR and Viacom NEXT's Chaki Ng, for an abstract and imaginative discussion: How will VR/AR technologies change society and the world?

9:45am: The Business of VR
In a keynote presentation, NYC Media Lab's Justin Hendrix will provide a business model insights, stemming from conversations at NYCML16's panel on the 3-year forecast for VR.

10:00am: Advertising and Marketing
How are new VR/AR hardware and platforms being positioned in the market? Panelists including Marc Maleh of R/GA, Brett Leary of DigitasResh Sidhu of Framestore and RYOT's Jessica Lauretti will discuss.

10:30am: Coffee and Networking 

11:00am: Experiments with Media Companies
Pulling from their extensive list of projects, practitioners from the media industry will share best practices for production through individual flash presentations—including Time Inc.'s Chris Hercik, Viacom NEXT's David Liu, NBCUniversal's Sowmya GottipatiHelen Situ of NextVR and Kelly Alfieri of The New York Times.

12:00pm: Master Class with Verizon's envrmnt
Christian Egeler will lead a workshop on Verizon's envrmnt, a world class, all-in-one VR, AR, and 360° video platform and 3D engine.

12:30-2:00pm: Demo Expo
15+ demos of VR/AR prototypes, applications and storytelling experiments will be on display, each created by students and faculty members from across NYC universities.

2:00pm: Technical Horizons
As VR/AR hardware breaks into the consumer market, panelists Winslow Burleson and Mark Skwarek of NYUMichael Calvert of Sketchfab, FOVE's Jim Preston and Chris Bobotis of Mettle will highlight the research agendas of leading faculty and device manufacturers.  Amy Chen of NYC Media Lab will moderate.

3:00pm: Startup Lightning Pitches
Team leads from 12 early stage VR/AR startups selected following an application process will pitch their developing companies. Rob Ruffler of Viacom NEXT will facilitate.

4:15: Investor Roundtable
Immediately following the startup pitches, an expert panel of investors including Natacha Merritt of West Summit Capital, angel investor Adaora Udoji, Vayner's Shawn Cheng and DJ Smith of The Glimpse Group will offer their review, guidance and insider insights.

5:00-6:00pm: Cocktail Reception

September 22
NYC Media Lab 16

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kickstarter Commission for 2016 Election!!

I've been commissioned by Kickstarter to make an augmented reality art work for the 2016 presidential election!!!! Fast turnaround. It will be out soon ^^

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Augmented Reality and Pokemon Go

The Augmented Reality and Pokemon Go story w Mark Skwarek is scheduled to air on this week’s episode of SciTech Now at the times below in the NYC/New Jersey area. SciTech Now airs in 20 markets across the country, and each station’s schedules for airing this segment may vary.

Monday, Oct18th                         WLIW21               7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct 20th                       NJTV                       10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 22                        WLIW21                      6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 23                           WLIW21                      6 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Presenting at Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers TONIGHT!

Presenting at Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers TONIGHT!

October NY Section Meeting
“VR: Innovation and Challenges”
Thursday October 13, 2016
5:30 PM

Virtual Reality is ramping up quickly and both the art and technical craft are evolving with every project.
What is VR / AR, and how is it being done in New York?
Come join and with the people working on both the tech and creative sides of VR to discuss the innovations
and challenges in this evolving field.

Producers: Bruce Follmer, Austin Jennings of Blue Collar Post Collective
Speakers: Mark Skwarek, Semblance AR & NYU Mobile AR Lab. Mark Sternberg,, presents an overview of VR workflow
Panel discussion with members of the NY VR industry to follow

Borough of Manhattan Community College, N451
199 Chambers St., New York, NY
Meet and Greet 5:30 PM
Program 6:30 PM
Pm 6:30 PM

Monday, October 3, 2016

AWE 2016 Xi'an China!!!!Xian

Semblance and the Mobile AR Lab @ AWE Asia 2016!!

Xian, China

Mark and Ben

where's mark??

this is where my glasses where "stolen"....

Monday, September 19, 2016

I'm talking at the "NYU Digital Games Round Table" Sept 20

12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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NYU Hosts: Digital Games and Public Policy

Leading game developers, academics, and entrepreneurs meet at the NYU Game Center to explore how New York can continue to foster the games and help make the Empire State the center of the game industry
Join leading game developers, academics, and entrepreneurs at theNYU Game Center, one of three “Digital Gaming Hubs” in New York State, to explore how New York can continue to foster the games and help make the Empire State the center of the game industry.
New York State Senator Martin Golden, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, will organize this fact-finding session so that government representatives from New York City, the Governor’s Office and the State Legislature can hear from the most prominent leaders in the sector during the panel discussion.
Inauguration Celebration Week events are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required. Admission is first-come, first-served and seating is not guaranteed. Please be prepared to show an NYU ID or photo ID when entering NYU buildings. We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I'm showing @ SXSW 2017!

I'm showing @ SXSW 2017!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mark goes to China for AWE 2016!!!!!!!!!!!! Sept 24-28

I will be in China for AWE Asia 2016 Sept 24-28 and showing work from Semblance AR and my work at NYU's Mobile AR Lab. If you are attending the event reach out to me and lets hang out.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

TCS Webpage

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I'm on the cover of our department's webpage ^^! Come to TCS, the best department at NYU!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016 >> 《精灵宝可梦:GO》大卖 游戏如何改变技术的历程? -- PRESS《精灵宝可梦:GO》大卖 游戏如何改变技术的历程? >> Pokémon Go游戏如何改变技术的历程?

ccidnet >> Pokémon Go游戏如何改变技术的历程?-- PRESS


DE INVERSOR GLOBAL >> ¿Conoces el nuevo boom del mercado? -- PRESS

DE INVERSOR GLOBAL >> ¿Conoces el nuevo boom del mercado?

old press I missed - korea herald - App shows a Korea without borders

App shows a Korea without borders

Tampa Bay Article re-Printed in Longmeadow, MA newspaper


Russian PRESS >> Laivanrakentajat pokéstoppina

Saturday, August 13, 2016

WEIRD REALITY conference passes are now available!

WEIRD REALITY conference passes are now available!

Dear Friend,

Hi! You're receiving this because you expressed interest in our upcoming symposium on virtual, augmented and mixed realities, "WEIRD REALITY: Head-Mounted Art && Code"—or maybe just because you're really cool.

WEIRD REALITY is a symposium dedicated to exploring new and independent visions for virtual, augmented and mixed realities. Our events take place October 6-9 in the vicinity of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and are organized by the Frank Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a laboratory for atypical, anti-disciplinary, and inter-institutional research at the intersections of arts, science, technology and culture.

We're thrilled to offer you the first crack at purchasing WEIRD REALITY conference passes! As a special bonus, the first 100 Full-Conference WEIRD REALITY passes also include free admission to the concurrent 2016 VIA Festival, Pittsburgh’s premier festival of music and audiovisual culture.

Thanks so much for your interest!
Golan Levin • Director, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I'm on Scitech Now on WNET PBS NYC today!

I'm on Scitech Now on WNET PBS NYC today! The inital interview will be broadcast live on Facebook Live and the edited footage will play on WNET's Channel 13 ---> PBS!!