[ISEA2012] Artists Talk: Meredith Drum & Rachel Stevens – FERAL CITY: AR AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERNESS

Artists Statement

Feral City is a mobile media augmented reality walking tour, which invites participants to explore a constellation of situated events mixing the physical and the virtual. Narratives of city ecology emerge regarding human interchange with urban animals – coyotes, rats, pigeons, raccoons, foxes, beavers. The tour includes sound narratives, sound landscapes, virtual graphics, and virtual 3D interactive sculptures, a number of which are large, semi-transparent spaces that the participant can enter and investigate. The piece employs Palimpsest, a unique augmented reality browser for mobile devices developed by Phoenix Toews. The Feral City team is Meredith Drum, Rachel Stevens and Phoenix Toews.

  • Meredith Drum is an interdisciplinary artist working with video, animation, installation, and various modes of public participation. Drum is an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Art at Virginia Tech, USA. meredithdrum.com
  • Rachel Stevens