Lecture respondents: Professor Ken Goldberg (Berkeley Center for New Media),
PhD candidate Ashley Ferro-Murray (Performance Studies, Designated Emphasis in New Media), and PhD candidate Heather Rastovac
(Performance Studies, Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality).
This lecture will address Baradaran’s past and current artistic works involving Augmented Reality (AR) and pose critical questions for the future of AR and art practice. Under the title FutARism, Baradaran suggests that AR presupposes significant conceptual shifts, as it expands our definitions of ownership and trespassing while triggering dialogue about a new medium for interactive installations. The experiential, conceptual, and legal shifts presupposed by the advent of
AR connect to Baradaran's interest in radical subjectivities, failed utopias, and mysticism.