Artists, educators and art curators that push the boundaries in Immersive Media, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality.

George Fifield & Michael Lewy

George Fifield is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which programs numerous art and technology projects, including Art on the Marquee on a large public LED screen in front of the South Boston Convention Center and running the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain.

Michael Lewy is an artist and art curator who works in various media, including photography, video, augmented reality, and virtual reality. He received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1996. He is the art curator of “Alpha 60”, an experimental AR exhibition located in the Emerald Necklace in Boston, MA.

In this episode titled “Expert Views on Curating Digital Exhibits & Augmented Reality Art” they talk about the difference in art curation process between digital exhibits and physical installations, their views on the connection between art pieces and locations and how digital medium like AR opens opportunities for grassroots public art installations.

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John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman is a contemporary artist and one of the pioneers of AR art, a Professor of Art & Technology at Emerson College in Boston, and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. He is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and more.

In this thought provoking conversation titled “Transforming Public Spaces Through Art Augmentation” we talk about John’s journey as a public art and AR artist, his views on the role of Augmented Reality in the public sphere, and how to prepare for the colonization of the “metaverse”.

Learn more about John Craig Freeman and Hoverlay Spaces.

Jamal Thorne

Jamal Thorne is a Professor at Northeastern University and a Boston based artist. He has exhibited his work at the James E. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and the Huret and Specter Gallery in Boston. While continuing his work as an artist, Jamal serves as Visiting Faculty at the Eliot School for Fine/Applied Arts.

In this inspiring session titled “Lessons Learned from Teaching Immersive Media at Northeastern University” Jamal talks about his approach to teaching immersive media and designing immersive media classes and programs. He provides great insights and recommendations on creating workflows, timing, class teaming and overcoming other challenges to teaching AR and VR to non-technical students.