Saturday, May 13, 2017

San Jose

overlooking silicon valley

AR Grad Class 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stronger Together -- Opens May 12th

Stronger Together: Exhibition of Tech Art, Maker Workshops and Electronic Music Performances

Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Exhibition Preview: Friday, May 12, 5:00 – 11:00pm (Ticketed)
Exhibition Hours: Saturday, May 13, 12:00 – 7:00pm (Free)

Stronger Together is an exhibition featuring software and electronic art by faculty and alumni of computer art departments of nine area universities, and includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops teaching 3D printing and modeling as well as DIY electronics assembly and programming.   Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in conjunction with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, the exhibit celebrates the explosion of technology onto the global art and music scene and highlights the leaders at our educational epicenters for technological innovation in the arts.
Experience the work of artists and educators who are driving forces in guiding and facilitating the next generation of innovators in technological arts, and explore the intersections in aesthetic and conceptual inquiries across academic programs at nine area universities. The exhibition includes art installations incorporating a wide range of technologies and media including Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; 3D printing; CNC router milling; custom or recycled electronics; custom software; the Internet; custom video game consoles and joysticks; photo manipulation; data visualizations; drone video; algorithms; speech synthesis; and tablets, smartphones, flat screens, projectors, computers, microphones, sensors and speakers.
In addition to university partners and LISA, Creative Tech Week is also partnering with Harvestworks, Plan 23, Columbia University, CUNY and the Lady Tech Guild to feature exciting performances and hands-on workshops over the two-day period. Organizers include Isabel Draves, President of Creative Tech Week and Founder of LISA; Carol Parkinson, Director of Harvestworks; Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), Representative of Plan 23; Michael Merck, Co-Director of the Knockdown Center; and Akaash Mehta, Creative Tech Week Arts Hub Exhibition Director.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Richard Jochum from Art and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University; Daniel Tempkin, Joe Diebes, Ed Bear, Margaret Schedel and Melissa F. Clark, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center; Annie Berman, Andrew Demirjian, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga from Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College CUNY; Terry Nauheim, Yuko Oda and Robert Michael Smith from the Department of Digital Art & Design at NYIT; Katherine Bennett, Chun-Fang Huang, Javier Molina, Tatiana Pilon, Kate Sicchio and Mark Skwarek from Integrated Digital Media at NYU; Harry Chiuhao Chen, Gene Kogan, Zhenzhen Qi, Hellyn Teng, Yang Wang, and Jingwen Zhu from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU; Amelia Marzec and Yuchen Zhang from Design and Technology at Parsons; Allison Berkoy, Blake Carrington, Ursula Endlicher, Carla Gannis, Claudia Herbst-Tait, and Linda Lauro-Lazin from the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute; Seth Cluett, Christopher Manzione, and Nicholas O’Brien from Visual Arts & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology; Benton C Bainbridge and Eric Corriel, respectively from MFA Computer Art and BFA Design at School of Visual Arts; and Michael Rees at William Paterson University.
Free admission and creative technology workshops Saturday, May 13 12-7pmOn Saturday May 13th, the exhibition is free and open to the public from noon to 7 pm. Visitors can receive free advice and instruction on 3D scanning and modeling and 3D printing. Visitors can also participate in Maker workshops on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, generative art, and building radios from recycled electronics (a materials fee and advance registration is required for the workshops, see for details).
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Creative Tech WeekFrom VR, 3D printing and hackathons to fashion tech, data visualization, digital art, interactive installations and STEAM, Creative Technology is front and center in innovation success stories across the corporate and non-profit landscape. Creative Tech Week, held from May 12 to 21, 2017 in New York City, is a crowdsourced festival created to showcase the cutting-edge research, art, media, and community initiatives being generated in the field of creative technology. 
LISALeaders in Software and Art (LISA), founded in 2009, brings together cutting-edge software and electronic artists, curators, collectors, and coders to share their work. LISA holds exclusive monthly salons across NYC featuring presentations by artists who work with technology; curates digital art for interested parties; and partners with museums and art fairs to showcase the work of past speakers. Over 200 past LISA speakers are featured in the artist portfolio.

Friday, April 28, 2017

I'm suing the government! Milwaukee's unconstitutional GPS laws will not stand!


I'm suing the government! The US gov is trampling our constitutional rights in Milwaukee and we are taking them to court!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Judge for the Jingdong "project T"—artificial intelligence 3D modeling contest

I am a judge for this contest hosted by Jingdong [the 2nd largest eCommerce site in China]!

Details here-

Today, our technology-driven com-
munication with customers becomes
more and more frequent.Consumers
start to change the way they view
the digital world by shifting their
attention from mobile technology to
the scenes and context in which
they spend time.
Immersive, touch-style space is no
longer out of reach,people tend to
go closerto or even beyond their
real demand.Rebuilding the real en-
vironment becomes a proposition
which cannot be ignored! The rise
of artificial intelligence gives
new ways to people in pursue of
technical innovation.
Jingdong "project T"—artificial intelligence 3D modeling contest is co-sponsored by JD, Intel, HTC VIVE, Xiaomi VR and other industry leading companies , supported by China Augmented Reality Alliance and The School of Power.
The contest is a large-scale technical event which is oriented to outstanding technical teams, innovator studios in China and oversea areas alike, taking artificial modeling and automatic modeling as the core of technical competition in a wish to find and establish innovative tools which will lead to remarkable improvement of online shopping experience.
It aims to concentrate industry innovation power, to upgrade JD VRAR industry alliance, and to bond partners’ work together for win-win situations.
he contest was conducted in the form of a preliminary and final competition
1.With 3D modeling and automatic modeling tools as the core of technology,we promote the fusion of multiple technologies such as artificial intelligence somatosensory and gesture recognition,AR,VR,speech recognition,LBS,face recognition etc,aiming to build a new online shopping experience with new technology.
2.Technical landing services can be sketched out in the following dimensions: 3D shopping experience, scene shopping guide, multi-screen interaction, 3D marketing (customizable special promotional materials, such as characters or spreading materials), technical solutions for targeted industry (such as 3C, Baby, FMCG, home improvement, etc.), and cooperation with external internet flow giants , e.g. Baidu to develop 3D or other shopping experience.

More info here

I'm writing the preface 4 the 2nd edition of "Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium"

I'm writing the preface 4 the 2nd edition of "Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium". Buy the 1st one here!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Buy my Book! Game Changer: How Augmented Reality Will Transform the World of Sports!

Buy my Book!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Showing at Creative Tech Week 2017!!

Showing at the main room Creative Tech Week 2017!
I'm showing my new faculty research project titled....
VR for Peace at Creative Tech Week 2017!
We are going to solve the world's problems w VR @ Creative Tech Week 2017!
Be there!
From VR, 3D printing and hackathons to fashion tech, data visualization, digital art, interactive installations and STEAM, Creative Technology is front and center in innovation success stories across the corporate and non-profit landscape.
Creative Tech Week, held from May 12 to 21, 2017 in New York City, is a crowdsourced festival created to showcase the cutting-edge research, art, media, and community initiatives being generated in the field of creative technology.

NYC Combine Grant Finished!!

The Semblance AR Team finishes the NYC Combine program!!!!!! 100 interviews complete!!!!!!!!!
To say this was a lot of work is not doing it justic... The Combine was very tough but we made it out... now if we could get that grant money.... lol.

Combine Demo Day 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
dateThe Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10013
Organized by NYC Media Lab
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The 5th Annual NYU Tandon School of Engineering Research Expo

I'm showing 3 pieces at this year's NYU Tandon Research Expo!

The 5th Annual NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Research Expo
April 21, 2017  1 PM - 4 PM
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites you to the 5th Annual Research Expo on April 21, 2017, at the MetroTech Commons, in the heart of Brooklyn Tech Triangle. The highly interactive expo will showcase dozens of the most promising and exciting research projects from every academic department, as well as exhibits from the school’s Center for K-12 STEM Education, which is dedicated to boosting science, technology, engineering, and math education in New York City’s public schools.
NYU Dean of Engineering Katepalli R. Sreenivasan will welcome the public to the event to view the results of the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research. “This is an opportunity to show the scope and importance of our work, especially to young visitors who might not have considered a career in a STEM discipline,” he said. “Engineers and applied scientists develop practical solutions for critical problems faced by society, and our hope is that the work demonstrated at the Research Expo will light a spark of interest in students to become future generations of creative inventors, innovators, and technology entrepreneurs.”

Vikram Kapila, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and one of the organizers of the event added, “The Research Expo will be eye-opening and enjoyable for everyone, from the most seasoned technologists to the youngest visitors. From 
robotics, to augmented reality, to the latest in bioengineering, theResearch Expo will demonstrate just how many incredible developments are taking place right here in Downtown Brooklyn at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.” We hope you will join us in this celebration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.The Expo is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit

Xiamen, China -- International VR/AR Summit 2017!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SXSW 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Press for my new NYU Admissions app

NYU Uses 3D Virtual Reality as Acceptance Letters

Monday, March 13, 2017

showing @ SXSW 2017

find us

Monday, February 27, 2017

Keynote Speaker and attend Xiamen International VR/AR Summit held on March 24th 2017!

I have been invited to speak as a Keynote Speaker and to attend Xiamen International VR/AR Summit held on 
March 24th 2017! Beijing ZRT Exhibition Co., Ltd is a professional company which is dedicated to organize exhibitions in China. 

Mark Skwarek on WNET-TV (PBS) - New York, NY

Media Alert From TVEyes Media Monitoring Suite

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Mark Skwarek on WNET-TV (PBS) - New York, NY
02/25/2017 10:09:35
SciTech Now (Other)
... out the houses, um, and if it could actually start bringing people together, i think this could be really amazing. >> mark skwarek from n.y.u., thank you very much for your time today. my name's hari hari sreenivasan and i work for pbs on "scitech now" and "newshour" "newshour weekend." thanks so much for watching. ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Book //// Arte virtual locativo Colección Pensamientos Inactuales

This book actually came out some time ago but just found it....

Arte virtual locativo
Transgresión del espacio con dispositivos móviles

Alejandro Schianchi

Ediciones Arte x Arte

de la Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo