Augmented Reality Public Art Exhibition

augmented reality illustration

11/06/2021 2:00 pm —
11/06/2021 5:00 pm


Live Oak Park fire pit directly across from the Berkeley Art Center

What does it mean for something to be public? What does it mean for one’s voice to be heard? For one’s art to be seen? Who benefits the most from our public spaces? Who is excluded? These questions prompted a team of students from the Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program to build an augmented reality (AR) art exhibition that features artwork from the diverse Berkeley (and greater Bay Area) community. They hope to highlight the work and voices from all those in our community who have an interest in making art.

The public AR exhibition will kick off with an event open to the public and the artists whose work is featured, tentatively to be held Saturday, November 6th at Live Oak Park. Those who wish to participate can use the form linked below to access the engagement themes and an area to upload artwork, artist details, and information about the work itself. After the public event, the exhibition will continue to be accessible via a mobile phone AR experience.

Artists who participate will own full copyright of any original work they submit, but are granting public viewership of their art through both the AR exhibition, event, and related materials such as video and photo documentation (artists will be credited in all areas). No funding is available for artists. While encouraged to submit new artwork in response to the themes, artists can submit existing work they still find relevant.

This exhibition is being curated by Xingtai Huang, Adam Huth, Kailin Li, and Jiaxuan Ren, students from the UC Berkeley Master of Design Spring 2022 cohort.

Form Link