Before we start telling the world at large, we’d like to share some news with our blog readers about a mobile project that we’re developing for 2011.
Starting in May, the CAG will be sending audiences out into the streets (and alleys) of Vancouver to experience several artist-designed tours through the city using mobile devices.
It seems timely to announce this today, after a visit from Jedd Horvath from Autobox Media (the fantastic web design and development company handling the design and realization of the project) to kick-off the first stages of the build.
Autobox are using LAYAR, a location-aware, augmented reality platform, which will allow the artists to create works that interact with the city environment & offer what we hope will be a truly unique experience for our audiences.
We’re excited to be presenting an art project that uses leading-edge interactive technology …and as Jedd says: “Cool things happen when those things come together.”
The first artist in the program is Ron Tran – who currently has a solo show ‘It knows not what it is’ in the Charles H. Scott gallery at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.
Watch this space for more updates on the project and to find out how you can participate!