Rody Kirwin


Peephole


The motivation behind this project, follows the authors assertion that Augmented Reality is not merely a new technology to facilitate the day to day, but can also be seen as a new material for contemporary artists and creative thinkers to work with and manipulate. The main objective of this venture is to create an easy-to-use smart-phone application, which can facilitate and enhance certain areas of creative expression. The proposed application – based on live camera tracking of ‘feducial’ AR markers – will enable users to easily post videos, animations and images in physical space, rather than the isolated environment of online websites. In order to achieve these goals a close examination of certain artistic practices was required, and while no forms of expression were discounted a research emphasis was placed on the areas of Anonymous Graffiti, Tactical Media and Contemporary Video Art.

Rody Kirwin