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The New School

Wednesday, October 12,
6:30-8:30 pm
80 Fifth Avenue, room 802

Meredith Drum (Bronx Museum of Arts/ISSUE Project Room/HASTAC)
Rachel Stevens (Artist based in NYC)
Phoenix Toews (Univeris of California, Santa Cruz)
Oyster City, a game and walking tour enabled by an application for iPhone/iPad developed by Phoenix Toewes, makes visible, via an augmented reality browser, social, political and ecological histories of oysters in NYC. Presenters will give a brief presentation of Oyster City, and then talk specifically about investigative research into local spaces, making hidden histories visible and some basic technical and conceptual possibilities for creating media for an augmented reality, GPS enabled platform, including ways of structuring an active experience for the user/player/reader/actor. This would be in the service of creating a meaningful place-based venue for learning. Participants will be put together into small groups and be asked to make some media for augmented reality on the spot – still images, audio and text – that will tell stories of the immediate site of The New School. The media will then be integrated into the augmented reality platform.

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