FrontAR
9 August 2017

Front AR, 2017

Geolocation-based, custom augmented reality (AR) application (developed in Unity), computer generated images and interactive components, video

Looking through the augmented reality app on his/her phone allows the user to see virtual interventions overlaid on the real space of the Bromo District in downtown Baltimore. The project examines the impending gentrification of the neighborhood.

The augmented reality components were simulated in a virtual space, created by embedding the objects in a 3-D map of the Bromo district. This computer “game” was installed for the gallery opening allowing viewer to virtually explore the neighborhood and the work.

From the Catalog:

Front is an augmented reality and online exhibition that addresses urban renewal by reimagining vacant storefronts throughout Baltimore’s Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. Included are augmented reality works that help the audience see the Bromo District in new and compelling ways, a walking tour highlighting the Bromo District’s invisible public spaces and storied buildings addressing the past, present, and future of the area, and an illustrated activity book addressing similar issues.Front is an augmented reality and online exhibition that addresses urban renewal by reimagining vacant storefronts throughout Baltimore’s Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. Included are augmented reality works that help the audience see the Bromo District in new and compelling ways, a walking tour highlighting the Bromo District’s invisible public spaces and storied buildings addressing the past, present, and future of the area, and an illustrated activity book addressing similar issues. is an augmented reality and online exhibition that addresses urban renewal by reimagining vacant storefronts throughout Baltimore’s Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. Included are augmented reality works that help the audience see the Bromo District in new and compelling ways, a walking tour highlighting the Bromo District’s invisible public spaces and storied buildings addressing the past, present, and future of the area, and an illustrated activity book addressing similar issues.esent, and future of the area, and an illustrated activity book addressing similar issues.

 

View of drone that follows user