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Digital experiences in the landscape

Digital media arts organisations and advertising agencies are developing digitally driven experiences to take art and cultural heritage to the streets. Garrick Schmitt wrote in the Advertising Age this week that a ‘host of artists, programmers and marketers have melded art and science to create new, digitally driven experiences that are redefining the way we think about our urban and personal landscapes’.

Digital art is not limited to large-scale projections on buildings. The Historic Houses Trust and media arts organisation d/lux/MediaArts recently experimented with the Justice and Police Museum’s digitised photographic collection to create Razorhurst – a mobile GPS game set in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The HHT will host a forum next Friday (September 11) to discuss future creative applications for mobile devices with guest speakers from d/lux.


Take time to explore Garrick’s blog post. He offers a comprehensive look at different projects around the world from Project Blinkenlights which transforms office buildings in Canada into digital interactive installations to the Livestrong Chalkbot – Lance Armstrong’s robot that chalks messages of cancer survival on the road. The 555 Kubik project is similar to Project Blinkenlights in that uses 3D projections to transform a building’s surface into an artwork.

555 KUBIK_ extended version from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

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