Imagine a butterfly materializing in the palm of your hand out of thin air. Without truly existing this butterfly has impacted your world- changed your reality. The emerging field of Augmented Reality (AR) intersects art and technology.
Amir is a New York based Iranian-Canadian performance and new media artist. Baradaran’s praxis has inspired academic researchers, art professionals and technology developers alike for its articulation of visual vocabularies that use Augmented Reality (AR) technology around notions of interactivity, data-mining, failed utopias, infiltration and the ephemeral. Baradaran is the recipient of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality first place prize and UC Berkeley’s Artist Residency (from Center for New Media, Critical Theory & Race and Gender). The New York Observer, ARTNET, National Public Radio, BBC, Forbes, Art21, Euro-News, Dot429 and Miami New Times have reviewed his work. ARTINFO described his public-art installation, Transient (6,300 NYC taxicabs, 1.5M viewers), as “one of the most interesting urban interventions,” and Franchising Mona Lisa.
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