[ISEA2012] Artists talk: Nettrice Gaskins & Laurie Marion – AROS (AUGMENTED REALITY FOR OPEN SPACE)

Artists Statement

Augmented Reality in Open Spaces (AROS) explores culture and creative technologies in the open spaces of Albuquerque by working with local youth to create a mural that links to content on the web via Argon, an Augmented Reality browser developed at Georgia Tech. Participants use Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) developed at RPI to learn standards-based math and computing as they simulate designs that are combined to produce an outdoor mural. The experience of interacting with the mural through touchscreen, camera-enabled mobile devices blends virtual and physical spaces and results in a greater appreciation for STEM learning, culture and art.    stemarts.com/isea2012/curriculum/nettrice-gaskin-and-laurie-marion

  • Nettrice R. Gaskins (born 1970) is an African American digital artist, academic, cultural critic and advocate of STEAM fields. In her work she explores “techno-vernacular creativity” and Afrofuturism.   nettrice.us
  • Laurie Marion & Nettrice Gaskins are pursuing graduate degrees in digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA