Art Was Here: Augmented Reality Tour of the Albany Bulb | East Bay
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Albany Bulb | 1 Buchanan St, Albany, CA 94710
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The organizers of the SOMArts exhibit Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading in Art and Culture, will lead a walking tour of the creations, realities and archives of the Albany Bulb. Learn about the history of the art and community that once flourished at the Bulb using the augmented reality, available through a smartphone.
Free, but an RSVP is required and you’ll need a smartphone or tablet to get the full experience.
Augmented Reality in The Refuge in Refuse allows for a sort of historic marker to remain on site bringing past, present and visitors together to commemorate their shared life experience. Traces of webbed moments are triggered by the nostalgic memories founded through Augmented Reality. A layer of reality seen only through the lense of cybernetic technology will become a destination point cultural anthropologists of the future, descendents of residents and whoever or whatever chooses to dig into the layered archive of the Albany Bulb.
This tour makes use of these insights, invisible to the naked eye, and invites you into the virtual world of the Bulb – one that speaks to the legacy of the community that kept the art, culture and ecology of the bulb thriving.
This tour meets at the Albany Bulb, 1 Buchanan Street, Albany California at the parking lot entrance near the bird sculptures.
Technical requirements: Augmented Reality is viewed through a smart device. This can be an Android or iOS device. Download the Junaio app available (free) on Apple and Android. Your phone also needs to be GPS enabled. You will not need to access the internet on your device if the GPS works on its own. Unfortunately they cannot provide extra smart devices. You must bring your own or borrow from a friend.