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Occupation Forces is showing at the Boston Cyberarts 2011! The work will be shown across selected city spaces of Downtown Boston. Opening April 22

Experience the occupation of Boston’s Greenway Park by virtual alien invaders.  Occupation Forces is an augmented reality art project that allows the public to experience the invasion of the public space around them by aliens. These invaders can only be seen with the use of a smart phone, equipping with a special alien detection app. Otherwise, the invasion takes place undetected by an unsuspecting population. The project mixes alien invasion mythology with a cartoon-like, kid robot esthetic. As users cross the length of the Greenway Park they will encounter the invaders at multiple locations. They will witness the occupation intensify as they near the center of the park and the aliens interact with other park users, attempting to control foot traffic. Viewers experience an unfolding narrative through time and space, transforming daily real-world existence into something visually stunning and otherworldly. The project encourages people to explore the urban environment of the Greenway, letting them see the world like they never have before.

For instructions visit: www.occupationforces.com/greenway.html

Apr 22-May 24

Accessible| 24-7

Opening Reception|  Fri, Apr 22 | 5-8pm (Coincides with CyberartsCentral opening reception)

Public Transportation| South Station (MBTA Red Line)

The Occupation Forces project is an augmented reality experience, via iPhone app, of an alien
invasion our public space. The project mixes alien invasion mythology with contemporary
images of a foreign troops' occupation. Here the aliens attempt and fail at controlling a stylized
consumer society as people go about their daily business.

occupation of downtown Indianapolis @ the Intermedia Festival in Indiana April 23- 25 2010

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This is documentation of Occupation Forces, a large scale, city wide augmented
at the Intermedia Festival in Indianapolis. This looks to be the 1st
large scale augmented reality on the iPhone using AR toolworks iPhone software.
The event took place April 23-25, 2010. The Occupation Forces also just showed
in Bilbao, Spain 15th & 16th of April, 2010 [documentation coming].

The work mixes computer generated 3d graphics with the iPhones video camera.
The 3d graphics create figures who are able to move about and interact with our
physical reality. Click here for more info on the project.

 *** Please know that this is a ongoing work in progress.

Click on the blue markers to see video and photos of the aliens at different locations.

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View Occupation Forces at Intermedia Festival 2010 in a larger map


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occupation of Bilbao, Spain and Technarte on April 15 - 16 2010

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