The Augmented City
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT
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Augmented reality (AR) in the public realm has the ability to offer customized experiences for how individuals see and navigate their environment, yet raises questions in regards to the impact on our overall health and well-being. The artist, Keiichi Matsuda, depicts a future where augmentation is uncontrolled, under-regulated, and completely oversaturated through the video, Hyper-Reality. This concept film, while an exaggeration depending on the regulatory environment, highlights the burdens placed on individuals without their control or inclusion.
This session will focus on the potential for a user to customize their experience of the built environment beyond wayfinding, and highlight the potential burdens, such as advertisements, placed on underrepresented and underserved populations. By highlighting the equity-based burdens, communities can take a proactive approach to ensuring that policy and design regulations result in outcomes that only work to advance opportunities for all.
1. Introductory understanding of the types of augmentation under development that could impact the public realm experience, specifically the potential for user customization.
2. Health and wellness impacts from exposure to augmentation in the public realm.
3. Identification of those who could be overburdened with visual stimuli more than others.
4. Identification of what the public realm experience could mean for those who cannot access augmented technologies.
Michael Austin, AICP
Li Alligood, email@example.com