Augmented Reality Workshop

Augmented Reality workshop, with NiS+TS members and collaborators from the Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science, GEM (Graphics and Experiential Media Lab).

In this workshop, the artists, designers, and computer scientists who have worked with NiS+TS on the augmented reality project, The Psychogeographers Table, will provide information and insights into the creation of this experiential work about the debris field of the Halifax Explosion. This innovative project began in 2015 with the concept of a 3D contour (or topographic) map of the areas of Halifax and Dartmouth most affected by the Explosion. The body of the table was designed and created by Dalhousie University Architecture students who worked with NiS+TS in a Freelab course in the summer of 2016. Students and faculty from the Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science collaborated on the Hololens and other projection components. This workshop provides interested gallery-goers with an in-depth session about this project.

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This event is one of many in the series:

Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion
Narratives in Space + Time Society

The Halifax Explosion reverberates as a definitive historic moment around which themes of destruction, reconstruction, urbanism, and community continue to circulate. From 2014 through 2017, as the centenary of the Explosion approaches, Narratives in Space + Time Society (NiS+TS) has presented a number of public walking events designed to explore the ways in which the disaster, the ensuing relief efforts, and the reconstruction continue to shape the diverse experiences and understandings of this city.

Founded in 2012 and based in Halifax and Dartmouth, NiS+TS is an interdisciplinary creative research group that promotes walking and the use of mobile media by artists and members of the public. The group’s projects are situated in spaces that are often overlooked, disused, or vacant. Participants use walking, talking, and making objects in combination with technologies such as GPS, smartphones, and mobility tracking devices to conduct interactive explorations of locations and subjects.

Utilizing research methods such as psychogeography, an experiential approach to drifting through urban space devised by the French theorist Guy Debord, and creation models that emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations, the exhibition features new projects created by NiS+TS to mark the Halifax Explosion’s 100th commemoration.

During the course of the exhibition, the Dalhousie Art Gallery and NiS+TS will be presenting a number of events, which are free to the public.


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