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Saturday, April 13 • 12:00 - 13:00
Florian Faller, Maike Thies, Margarete Jahrmann, Refrakt: meta tag – Reclaiming Urban Space with AR Technology

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Every day we are exposed to advertising posters, political campaigns and logos in urban space. How can we use augmented reality to comment on actions taking place in public space? How can we overwrite messages/statements found at the streets of our cities? What possibilities does AR offer to reveal, subliminally undermine or deconstruct the economic and political mechanisms that transform public space into an exclusive resource for productivity? How can AR make us from mere receivers to senders of messages, from consumers to designers?

We will discuss these and other questions with our guests on the panel. Further we will feature a selection of works of the recently established activistic collective meta tag from Zurich.

The panel is initiated and curated by the Subject Area in Game Design in collaboration with the students of the 4th semester's interdisciplinary bachelor design module of Zurich University of the Arts.

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Florian Faller (CH)

Bits and Beasts
Florian Faller is a swiss game designer, co-founder of Bits and Beasts (Feist) and a lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts.
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Maike Thies (CH)

Maike Thies (b. 1984) is a research associate in the Subject Area Game Design at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). She studied German, Media and Film Studies in Zurich and Trier (Germany). In her research she is engaged with interactive theater projects and playful installations... Read More →
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Margarete Jahrmann (CH)

The main focus of Margarete Jahrmann’s artistic research and explorations is the development of Ludic methods in the arts. As founder of the Ludic-Society collective she edited a magazine and designed a series of Augmented Reality games in public space. http://ludic-society.net... Read More →
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Refrakt (DE)

Refrakt is a Berlin-based artist collective and design studio, working on transmedia projects in mixed realities at the intersections of art, design, technology and models of perception. In 2015 they developed the augmented reality app Refrakt in collaboration with Michael Schröder... Read More →
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Sarah Buser (CH)

Sarah Buser is born in Solothurn (CH). After studying German literature and philosophy she completed a Master's degree in Theater at the Zurich University of the Arts. She currently works as a director and writes software for various projects at the intersection of participative theatre... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Stage 2