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SOLD OUT | Global Catalyst Presents: New Babel Salon

SOLD OUT | Global Catalyst Presents: New Babel Salon

Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Catalyst Senior Fellow at the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, presents the New Babel Salon. The salon will feature a behind-the-scenes look at creating New Babel, the largest augmented reality (AR) public art installation of its kind in NYC.

  • How might art-sci-tech catalyze global social impact?
  • How might public engagement advance a new global agenda?

New Babel artists and designers William T. Ayton; Maya Georgieva of The New School's XReality Center; and Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Catalyst Senior Fellow at the Schools of Public Engagement will present their work, with welcome remarks by Mary Watson, Executive Dean of the Schools of Public Engagement.

Preview the New Babel via The New School's XReality Center website.
 

How To See New Babel

New Babel is viewable at Union Square Park, and is designed to be accessed via hand-held devices (phones, tablets, etc.) or through a pre-downloaded app.

Download the "NewBabel" iOS app here, and the Android app here.

 

About New Babel

AR ART: New Babel is an Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation featuring works by artist William T. Ayton that transforms the heart of New York City into an immersive art environment. Imagine a towering fusion of original art, emerging technology, and digital media, soaring nearly 1000 feet high, yet held in the palm of your hand.

This pilot AR installation is a tribute to The New School’s role in catalyzing social change, and as an homage to New York City as a global center for towers of knowledge, creative freedom, enterprise, and in-gathering.

Activated in and around Union Square Park, its augmented reality elements offer new ways to view themes of universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, collaborative innovation, creative expression, and intellectual inquiry.

New Babel was created by artist William T. Ayton in collaboration with The New School’s Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, Diana Ayton-Shenker. New Babel was incubated and produced in close coordination with Maya Georgieva of The New School's XReality Center and Min Kwan, alumna of the Parsons Design and Technology.

Presented by the Executive Dean's Office at the Schools of Public Engagement.



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