Workshop by Arturo Castro, one of the creators of the application ARTVERTISER, about the possibilities of using augmented reality in everyday life of the city

How can designers and urban activists exploit the possibilities of augmented reality? What benefits should computer science bring to those working with the urban environment? The answers to these questions will form the basis of a workshop with Arturo Castro. Participants in the workshop will research Moscow, selecting a neighborhood with a large amount of electronic billboards. Participants will then create art projects to replace the advertisements, devising an exhibition route to show the audience during a final presentation at Strelka.

Arturo Castro is an artist, educator and engineer currently based in Berlin. He is one of the core developers of the open source toolkit for artists and designers openFrameworks. Currently he works on his own and collaborates with other artists and technologists on projects usually in the field of interactive installations. He’s main interests are related with open source culture in the context of artistic practices and technology literacy and his work has been exhibited in museums like Maison d’Ailleurs in Switzerland, the London Design Museum or Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum among others.

To take part in the workshop you’ll need android tablets or newer phones with a big screen.
A possible list: google nexus 10, 7, 5, 4; samsung galaxy tab 3, S 5, note 3; asus memo pad 10, transformer pad (TF701T), memo pad 8

The participants will be selected by competition
For participation you’ll need to send an email with your motivation letter and CV to address
Application deadline: June 22nd
Number of participants: 15

The workshop is a part of Polytech at Strelka collaborative educational programme created by the Polytechnic Museum and the Strelka Institute. The program will include a series of events dedicated to popular science and new developments in contemporary art at the intersection where science, architecture and visual art collide. From May through September 2014, the Strelka Institute will host public lectures and seminars on science-art, as well as multiple activities for curators, artists and museum professionals.