Showing posts with label East Harlem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label East Harlem. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Upcoming East Harlem Augmented Reality Art Exhibit: Mi Querido Barrio

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Mi Querido Barrio” is an exhibition with both physical and virtual components, mapping an historic and cultural tour of El Barrio to foster greater awareness of the cultural history of the area’s long-standing residents. The works of intergenerational artists in both traditional media and augmented reality will explore the concept of home/community in a global reality.

The physical exhibition will document the lives of 5 families with a generational history of living in El Barrio. The virtual exhibition will place virtual computer graphic artworks and environments throughout my neighborhood to reflect on El Barrio’s past, present and future in cultural memory, history, fantasy, and reality.

Via website


Last week, Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega, president and founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), announced the planned art and historic exhibition “Mi Querido Barrio” (My Dear Neighborhood), celebrating the rich history in East Harlem’s El Barrio.

Mi Querido Barrio, a two-year project, is an augmented reality exhibition. Simply put, it is a view of a real-world environment (which is/was physically somewhere else) transformed digitally, appearing on your smart phone.

Triggers at on-site posters throughout East Harlem (La Marqueta, Tito Puente’s birth location, the Young Lord’s garbage offense, or Willie Mays stickball locations, to name a few) call forth on your phone the digital artwork. Sound, graphics, and video are also part of the digital-transformed creation.

If this all seems very conceptual, a demonstration using a smart phone makes it straightforward.

Nine artists from diverse artistic backgrounds have been brought together to produce an exhibition using this latest technology paying homage to the vast contributions of East Harlem’s community.

The newly launched art project will map historic and cultural areas of New York’s El Barrio neighborhood. Each artist will create a site-specific virtual artwork. At the end of the training period for artists, there will be a limited public exhibition as an example of what the final project will be.

The artists have been trained by Tamiko Thiel, a German-based visual artist, who has developed artistic capabilities of various forms of this technology for exploring social and cultural issues. Bruce Lincoln is directing the project along with a technology advisor, historian, and workshop coordinator.

This is a homecoming for cultural activist Dr. Moreno-Vega, who was born and grew up in El Barrio.

Having devoted her life to preserving, nurturing and showcasing Hispanic arts, she is clearly on the wave of a “now” art form, situating CCCADI stanchly into the 21st century. With this recognition, Dr. Moreno-Vega says, “It is an exciting time for us here at the Center as we have the opportunity to train and open a new field to a diverse group of artists.”

Via Caribbeanlifenews


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stuff I'm Totally Sweating

I was lucky enough to finally get my hands on a copy of The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (my review copy never came for some reason) and I read it in two days flat. It was a great read, the kind you don't want to end - I cannot wait for Book Two. I finished it right before the meteor shower, which made me a little creeped out - but you'll understand once you finished.

I was delighted to find how much of New York is covered in the action-packed book - from Spanish Harlem to Ground Zero - The Strain is a tour de force.


You can visit www.thestraintrilogy.com for more information.

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I recently bought Sally Hansen Cooling Foot Spray because a long time ago I fell for the sensation of cool tingly feet after trying my best friend's Kiss My Face peppermint foot cream.

This spray has multi vitamins and Tea Tree Oil and smells delightful. It's not only refreshing and antiseptic but also repels mosquitos. I've taken to spraying it all over my legs, especially on a sweltering day like today (it's 92 degrees today in NYC) but be warned it might sting a bit if you are freshly shaved.
 
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