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dc.contributorSpangler, Erik
dc.contributorMayhew, Jaimes
dc.contributorMountain, Lexie
dc.contributorNohe, Timothy
dc.contributorShaffer, Ben
dc.contributorZuber, Ryan
dc.contributorDigital Harbor Foundation
dc.contributorSaul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film + Media
dc.contributorThe Andy Warhol Foundation
dc.contributorThe Grit Fund
dc.contributorBaltimore Women and Tech
dc.contributorImaging Research Center and CAHSS at UMBC
dc.contributorAudrey Ewall
dc.contributorFred Scharmen
dc.contributorMike Schector
dc.contributorSaul Zaentz Incubation Team
dc.contributorMoTA Museum
dc.contributorBaltimore Visitors Center
dc.contributorD-Center and Maryland Art
dc.contributor.authorMoren, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorTomsic, Neja
dc.contributor.authorBaraga, Martin
dc.contributor.authorMayhew, Jaimes
dc.descriptionPart of the ACMSIGGRAPH Exhibition The Urgency of Reality in a Hyper-Connected Ageen_US
dc.description.abstract“NONUMENT 01:: McKeldin Fountain” is Baltimore’s virtual monument located in the Inner Harbor and free speech zone. In opposition to bronze and stone, the nonument or “no monument” recreates the destroyed Brutalist-style monument the City of Baltimore and private partners tore down in January 2017. installs new and emerging media forms in order to capture the transitory significance of everyday experiences. We seek to honor hidden urban spaces that carry symbolic value for ordinary people. By using this app, anyone can put back the fountain and experience first-hand memories from ordinary activities, art events and protests, including uprisings following the death of Freddie Gray, Peace Vigils, LGBTQ issues and Occupy Baltimore. When viewers hold up a mobile device like a protest sign, the participant will put back the fountain with 18 animated waterfalls including an infamous double waterfall. Viewers will see and hear documented interviews that includes a diversity of Baltimore voices from a former Mayor and ACLU lawyer to rappers, teachers and protestors, including the Women In Black who stood for peace at the site every Friday since December 2001. “Whisper Chambers” inside the fountain offer underrepresented voices in Baltimore City that are often unheard but significant to the vibrant life of any urban environment. The story of McKeldin Fountain is part of the escalating privatization of public spaces worldwide, a trend that continues to diminish access to full participation and free speech for ordinary people in everyday urban life. This socially engaged intervention is an ambitious take on the latest AR technology in order to address the politics of reclaiming public space including: how public behavior is controlled by a variety of mechanisms? and, who has more exclusive access to what spaces? This augmented reality public art project is free to download to your phone.en_US
dc.genredigital art exhibitionsen_US
dc.relation.haspartWater Chatter VR
dc.relation.isAvailableAtThe University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Visual Arts Department Collection
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Faculty Collection
dc.relation.ispartofUMBC Imaging Research Center (IRC)
dc.relation.ispartofThe Urgency of Reality in a Hyper-Connected Age
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dc.subjectMckeldin Founatainen_US
dc.subjectPublic spaceen_US
dc.subjectBaltimore Inner Harboren_US
dc.subjectBaltimore Historyen_US
dc.subjectLaure Drougalen_US
dc.titleNONUMENT01::McKeldin Fountainen_US
dc.typeMoving Imagesen_US

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