AR Awakening: X-Realities of Hong Kong Layering


Editor: Desmond Hui
Description: 142 pages. Full colour. Softcover. English & Chinese
Product code: ISBN 978-988-77238-6-8
Size: 297mm (H) x 187mm (W)
Weight: 0.44kg


AR Awakening: X-Realities of Hong Kong Layering

SKU: sku_5d3543ace86a4_1563771820

    edited by Desmond Hui  許焯權  編


    When Augmented Reality (AR) becomes both the means and end of public art, artistic imagination reaches new heights of freedom of expression and exploration. The AR Public Art Initiative conceptualised and curated by Professor Desmond Hui at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and supported by the Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department explores the mobile aesthetics and the relationship of mixed-realities technology in the platformisation of society. The eight participating artists — Tamiko Thiel, Desmond Hui, Chris Cheung, Helen Pun, Phoebe Man, Ellen Pau, Cédric Maridet and John Craig Freeman — revealed their creative processes with themes on science and environment, aesthetics, soundscape, dreams, digital folklore, Hong Kong spirit, collective memory and many more. This book is ‘augmented’ also as a portal — interfacing with editorial case studies on localised Pokémon GO, Forensic Architecture, ‘hologram’ Hawking, robotic hongkong girl, genetic facial recognition and the ‘data religion’ of Yuval Noah Harari. AR Awakening tries to biopsy the techno-mapping of our society from alarming algorithms.


    擴增實境技術介入公共藝術,令表達和探索更自由,增強藝術想像力。由香港恆生大學許焯權教授策劃、香港康樂及文化事務署藝術推廣辦事處贊助的擴增實境公共藝術計劃,正正探索手機流動美學與平台化社會混雜現實的關係。本書展現了八位本地及海外參展藝術家——多美子、許焯權、張瀚謙、潘靜怡、文晶瑩、鮑藹倫、Cédric Maridet、John Craig Freeman的創作構思,如環境與科學、美學、音域、夢境、數碼人傳說、香港精神、集體回憶等主題的探討,亦「切片」另類實境案例——在地版Pokémon GO、鑑證建築、「全息影像」霍金、機械港女、基因面容識別和哈拉瑞「數據宗教」作界面入口,企圖梳理科技雲圖與虛實城市間之演算法。