I’m doing various studies in how augmented reality can be used for multi-dimensional city visioning. It started with a talented young architect named Sean Bollinger, an outsider to Arcosanti, proposing an experiment for the Hololens.  He ended up executing a scaled back version of an original proposal… it took an important turn for the better (in my opinion) when Sean went for the app Augment and smartphones as the engine of the Augmented Reality experience, which makes it much cheaper and accessible to the masses.

In the time since Sean’s installation at FORM 2015, I’ve been explored AR in visualization, discussion, and theoretical contexts. I’ve done small studies on the Arcosanti “critical mass” stage of development (see here), to facilitate critique on socio-cultural and eco-utility projecting.

 

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