Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mark Skwarek is giving the State of the Union for VR and AR at the next Digital Irish Meeting

Mark Skwarek is giving the State of the Union for VR and AR at the next Digital Irish Meeting!

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $10

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This year we are going to go bigger and better with our events and to kick it off, we will be focusing on the hot topic of Augmented Reality!
Augmented Reality will one day change the way we interact with the world and New York City has all the ingredients to be the center of the augmented world.
Abbreviated as AR, Augmented Reality is a type of virtual reality that aims to duplicate the world’s environment in a computer.
This February, we are going to showcase 3 companies (with an Irish twist) that are going to take over the AR scene in NY.
Companies to present are : Firstage and Frame Store with the final company being announced on the night.
We are so excited to bring these great start-ups to you! Reserve your ticket now for what will be a fun night!
Thanks to our hosts at WeWork Chelsea and to Glenborn Corp for providing the beer and pizza.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 USA Science Festival in Washington DC

usasciencefestival_mobile_ar_lab_1The Mobile AR Lab [directed by Mark Skwarek] will represent NYU Tandon at the 2016 USA Science Festival in Washington DC!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

NYU AR City is in AEC Bytes magazine

NYU AR City is in AEC Bytes magazine this month. BUY IT! Pick up a copy online or at you local magazine rack!
NYU AR City is also on
"Building the Future" 

Augmented Reality in AEC

Monday, September 28, 2015

Flooding the 2015 Bushwick Film Festival!

New Media Interactive Day  (12:00 – 4:30pm)  
12:00 – 2:00PM: Interactive Gallery with Creators  (SPACE C)
2:00 – 3:00PM: Creator 5×10 Talks (SPACE A)

Come see the flood and much more at the 2015 Bushwick Film Festival!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Showing at Gallery Protocol // Dance with flARmingos

Gallery Protocol /// Dance with flARmingos
Scientists and science fiction writers alike share a common vision of adapting planets into Earth-like habitats for when Earth becomes uninhabitable. “Dance with flARmingos!” prompts its artists to virtually terraform sites into the likeness of their choosing or as altogether new realities, free from the constraints and practicalities of an endeavor of this magnitude in the physical realm. Virtual space is after all unbound by laws of gravity, zoning and permit regulations, and budget ceilings. How much or how little will the site contexts of Gainesville and/or greater Florida play into your response? Do you rescue Earth or put it out of its misery? Prepare an underwater destiny or evaporate escape routes? Escavate subterranean land art or cyclone a tornado to do it for you? Will you submerge your audience in an unseen spirit world? Cultivate by irritation or gift shamanistic tools? Dance with flamingos or ride tantrum bicycles? Will you channel extra-‘century’ perception to reach optical conclusions or burn underwater candles from both ends? In anticipation of the physical changes that Protocol expects their property to undergo over the next several years, the digital presence of these ‘softscape’ works will function like a pre-existing history, an unseen framework to influence and even dictate how the physical hardscaping of the property will take shape. Perhaps one day “Dance with flARmingos!” will be the precursor to an indie miniature golf park.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Co Teaching w Jeremy Bailey!

I'm co teaching the Mobile Augmented Reality Studio grad class at NYU with Jeremy Bailey this fall semester! Take it if you can....


This course examines the affect of augmented reality [AR] on our bodies. Augmented reality is changing the way we understand our world in relationship to software by overlaying our physical reality with real-time, interactive digital experiences. Augmented reality has traditionally focused on the ways in which software might adapt our physical environment but this class will focus on how it affects our bodies – our behaviours and our identities. The body will be examined as both a software interface and a mutable object, capable of taking on new forms and capabilities. Students will gain a strong understanding of both the theory and technology necessary to create innovative experiences that push our collective understanding of the body as software.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AR Work has begun at Fukushima!!




Mark Skwarek, Semblance AR, NYU's Mobile AR Lab and Namba Visionary are working together at the Fukushima disaster site to make people's lives safer and to help restore the affected Fukushima land to its original state before the disaster. Mark is doing AR safety research with AR.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mark @ CE Week -

Monday, June 22, 2015

Speaking @ CE Week NYC -- Reality of Augmented and Virtual Realities panel on 6/25/2015 from 9:45am-10:30am

I will be speaking @ Reality of Augmented and Virtual Realities panel on 6/25/2015 from 9:45am-10:30am.

The Reality of Augmented and Virtual Realities

Is this the year that augmented and virtual reality experiences finally go mainstream? Geek in Chief Avram Piltch and his panel of experts look at everything from devices you might actually wear today to concepts like Microsoft’s HoloLens.

Moderator: Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Laptop Magazine/Tom’s Hardware Guide

Neil Trevett, Vice President Mobile Ecosystem, Nvidia
Pete Wassell, CEO and Chairman, Augmate
Dave Hodgson, ZEISS Multi Media Devices
Mark Skwarek, Artist, CEO @ Semblance AR, Director of Mobile AR Lab @ NYU

Thursday, June 18, 2015

AWE Floor Demo from the Mobile AR Lab @ NYU

More AWE 2015

They changed my listed speaking date and I found out the day of... I was able to make the last min tweaks  and it worked out. 


Saturday, June 13, 2015