Friday Art Break: Surveillance Technologies in XR Art, Activism, and Everyday Life
Facial recognition, data mining, racial profiling, biometric tracking, surveillance capitalism and its side effect—what some scholars have called “algorithmic obedience training”—are systems and tools that infringe on our liberties yet often remain invisible or difficult to detect. Artist Nancy Baker Cahill and cyber security expert Kavya Pearlman come together to discuss surveillance technologies and how they impact art, activism and everyday citizens. These friends and collaborators will discuss surveillance as a human rights issue and how vulnerable communities are disproportionately endangered under current conditions. Together, they will explore the subversive potential of sousveillance, and imagine creative resistance, using technology toward empowerment, fortifying privacy rights, and ensuring individual freedoms.
View Historic Landmarks With This Augmented Reality Art App | Future Blink
Users can download the free app called “4th Wall” and open it at historic sites from Selma to Boston to view artist's Nancy Baker Cahill's piece "Liberty Bell." Mashable is your source for the latest in tech, culture, and entertainment. Subscribe to Mashable: https://bit.ly/2DR64oM Watch more episodes of Future Blink: http://bit.ly/2NI1AFz Follow us: Check out www.mashable.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mashable Twitter: https://twitter.com/mashable Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mashable #AR #LibertyBell #ArtInstallation
Art and Technology
Nancy Baker Cahill Revamps Galleries with Augmented Reality – Brought to you by Hyundai
In the twenty-fifth episode of ART + TECHNOLOGY, we meet Nancy Baker Cahill, a multi-disciplinary artist who works tirelessly to broaden access to art, viewing AR as a natural extension of her drawings. Nancy’s 4th Wall app empowers users to place her artworks (in 360 degrees) anywhere in the world, and Coordinates - a recent addition to 4th Wall - enables users to connect with other artists’ works too. Nancy is interested in power dynamics and connecting with underserved communities, and it is AR that she leverages to promote new perspectives and advance dialogue through different cultural communities. Art+Technology is brought to you by Bloomberg Media Studios and Hyundai.
Augmented Reality (AR) as an Artist’s Tool for Equity and Access | Nancy Baker Cahill | TEDxPasadena
Multidisciplinary artist, Nancy Baker Cahill, believes in increasing dialogue through drawing, and uses innovative mediums such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to defy boundaries and space. Through the use of exquisite photographs and videos of her creations, she demonstrates for the audience that she is fierce with talent and conviction. Growing up, Nancy was “under the impression that true artists had to be tormented and die in obscurity, but as it turns out, you don’t have to be solitary or tortured to make art.” Her passion for promoting equity and access will challenge everything you’ve ever thought about art as a medium for self-expression. Nancy Baker Cahill is an acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist and founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) app which allows users to place art in 360 degrees anywhere in the world. Nancy received her B.A. in Art from Williams College. From 2010-2012 she initiated and led a collaborative art project at Homeboy Industries called “Exit Wounds.” Works from this project were exhibited throughout Los Angeles as part of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)’s “Folk Art Everywhere” program. In 2015, she designed and led a collage workshop with homeless individuals under the aegis of a CAFAM grant. She is also the recipient of an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Solo exhibition highlights include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Ochi Projects, her Virtual Reality (VR) public art project on the IF (Innovation Foundation) sponsored Sunset Digital Billboards, and a VR/AR event at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in April 2018. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Games for Change
Keynote - The Subversive Potential of XR in Fine Art and Public Access with Nancy Baker Cahill
What could idea activation look like in XR? Multidisciplinary artist Nancy Baker Cahill combines her fine art and social practice through her free, public art platform, the 4thWall app. Her projects seek to increase access to site-specific, collaborative public art in AR and to prompt dialogue and unlikely communities. In this talk, she explores the cultural value of inclusive creative expression and resistance. Speakers: *Nancy Baker Cahill (Founder, 4th Wall)
Sónar+D Talks: Augmented Aesthetics #AR
It has been a big year for augmented reality, that could have a greater potential to reach bigger audiences than its cousin VR. Artists and creators are using the canvas of AR to create a new layer of expression on top of our world from GPS AR sculptures in space to AR-enabled fashion shows. Learn about how creators are exploring this new medium, with Jesse Damiani (VR scout), Nancy Baker Cahill (artist) and Connie Harrison (creative director and producer). #sonarD2019 #sonar+D #sonarplusD #sonarD #sonarfestival #sonarbarcelona #creativity #technology #business #interdisciplinarycongress #interdisciplinary #congress #innovation #barcelona #thisissonar