LA class seeks augmented reality help: apply within
Paula Cohen, from Los Angeles, has the kernel of an art project idea for her class. When she told me about it, it felt like an augmented reality twist might make it come true. I can see the concept, but lack the technology skills to see how to pull it off. I'm hoping someone reading this blog might be able to share their expertise and ideas on how to make a living graffiti project come alive. Here is Paula's original email, published with her permission:
I have this project I have been wanting to get off the ground with my students. I was visiting SPARC this summer and it came up of how there is a current ban on murals in Los Angeles going back to some signage legislation that was intended for corporations.
A local drive entails passing a multitude of billboards, many digital, flashing distractive messages and sales. That is when I got this idea to help young people reimagine their communities.
What if they could take a series of digital photos of their communities and through a program like photoshop and deep conversation, they could transform their communities on screen into what they imagined.
For example: lawns could turn into food gardens, billboards could become PSA's and murals, each corner could have a youth center, etc. (Ok, that's my imagination!) Do you have any ideas?
Thank you, Paula