Open Dialogue Session 3: Augmented Reality and the City


The Open Cities Platform would like to invite you to the third Open Dialogue Session of the Open Cities Platform. In this session titled ‘Augmented Reality and the City: How do virtual objects interact with the cityscape?' Dr. Fabrizia Bandi from the University of Milan will discuss some Augmented Reality (AR) applications that can be experienced within the urban space. This session will take place on Wednesday March 22 15.30 – 17.00 at Drift 13 0.05. 


Differently from virtual reality that encloses users in a digital image-world, AR makes virtual objects emerge, as they are superimposed, so to speak, on the real world. These entities often invite users not only to observe their presence, but, just like real objects, to interact with them. Through some examples (The Artvertizer, Pokémon Go, HAMAYA, 9/11 AR memorial, Like a Beauty in Flame, N Building) she will discuss different features and purposes of the applications, to define the way in which AR objects or images are able to change the experience of urban space. In conclusion, in the wake of the concepts of “critical space” and “augmented space”, she will outline a description of the cityscape that considers virtual spaces as one of its constitutive elements, thanks to users' interaction and participation.

Drinks will be served after the event.

Dr. Fabrizia Bandi is a post-doctoral fellow in the ERC Advanced Grant "An-iconology: History, theory and practices of environmental images" coordinated by Andrea Pinotti from the University of Milan. Her main research topics are phenomenology and aesthetics, with particular regard to the phenomenology of aesthetic experience, aesthetics of architecture and art.

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