John Craig Freeman drew on crowdsourcing, augmented reality, and EEG (electroencephalography) technology in a project titled EEG AR: Things We Have Lost. The artist interviewed people on the streets of Los Angeles about things, tangible or intangible, that they have lost, creating a database of lost objects. A later performance at LACMA allowed participants to “conjure” virtual objects using brainwave technology and augmented reality. Freeman is a founding member of the collective Manifest.AR, whose work seeks to expand the notion of public space by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place.
EEG AR: Things We Have Lost
John Craig Freeman
From the Blog: Art, Technology, and Collaboration
This spring, we presented John Craig Freeman’s project EEG AR: Things We Have Lost through our Art + Technology Lab. The project seeks to raise the question “What has Los Angeles lost?”, using augmented reality technologies to capture and share personal narratives and investigations into the history of the city…
From the Blog: Brain Sensing and Augmented Reality
Desi Gonzalez is a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Her dissertation research includes investigating art and technology programs in museums, among them, our Art + Technology Lab. Recently, she talked to artist John Craig Freeman, one of the Art + Technology Lab grant recipient…