Mark Skwarek is an artist working to bridge the gap between virtual and physical world with augmented reality. His art explores the translation our everyday digital experience into the physical world using mobile augmented reality. He organized the augmented reality artist group manifest.AR, the arOCCUPYWALLSTREET movement, and co-organized We AR in MoMA. Skwarek’s practice is also largely based in art activism with emerging technologies. He has a long record of international augmented reality work, ranging from “erasing” the DMZ battlements between North and South Korea (a piece he did on site), to the virtual elimination of the barricades between Palestine and Israel, at the Gaza Strip. He has created political work and symbols in a variety of locations across the United States, including pieces at Wall St., U.S. Mexico Border and the White House to name a few. Skwarek earned his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design's Digital Media Department. He is full time faculty at New York University Polytech and the director of NYU's Mobile Augmented Reality Lab. He teaches 3D Graphics and the Augmented Reality Grad Class. His artwork has been written about by the New York Times, Art in America, Boing Boing, WIRED, the Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, NPR, BBC, the Discovery Channel, Leonardo, and Creative Capital. Skwarek has exhibited in various venues, including: the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; ISEA; Dumbo Arts Festival, UCLA Digital Grad Gallery; the CyberArts Festival; the Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing; and the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, FACT in Liverpool England, Siggraph 2013, The 2013 Augmented World Expo, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Kasa Galeri, and Contemporary Istanbul.
They said no one ever goes in the pool at the AWE after parties….
The Mobile AR Lab Hosted the Official 1st night AWE After Party along with sponsor Lyrics!!!!!!!!!! We had the entire floor of a beautiful Startup 2 blocks from the convention center. The Lab DJed, VJed and showed demos at the party!
I’m showing 3 pieces at this year’s NYU Tandon Research Expo!
The 5th Annual NYU Tandon School of Engineering
April 21, 2017 1 PM – 4 PM
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites you to the 5th Annual ResearchExpo on April 21, 2017, at the MetroTech Commons, in the heart of Brooklyn Tech Triangle. The highly interactive expo will showcase dozens of the most promising and exciting research projects from every academic department, as well as exhibits from the school’s Center for K-12 STEM Education, which is dedicated to boosting science, technology, engineering, and math education in New York City’s public schools. NYU Dean of Engineering Katepalli R. Sreenivasan will welcome the public to the event to view the results of the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research. “This is an opportunity to show the scope and importance of our work, especially to young visitors who might not have considered a career in a STEM discipline,” he said. “Engineers and applied scientists develop practical solutions for critical problems faced by society, and our hope is that the work demonstrated at the ResearchExpo will light a spark of interest in students to become future generations of creative inventors, innovators, and technology entrepreneurs.”
Vikram Kapila, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and one of the organizers of the event added, “The ResearchExpo will be eye-opening and enjoyable for everyone, from the most seasoned technologists to the youngest visitors. From robotics, to augmented reality, to the latest in bioengineering, theResearchExpo will demonstrate just how many incredible developments are taking place right here in Downtown Brooklyn at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.” We hope you will join us in this celebration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.The Expo is free and open to the public.
I have been invited to speak as a Keynote Speaker and to attend Xiamen International VR/AR Summit held on
March 24th 2017! Beijing ZRT Exhibition Co., Ltd is a professional company which is dedicated to organize exhibitions in China.