Liberty to Libya

In the Liberty to Libya project an augmented reality dove is currently circling the city of Tripoli, Libya. The dove is carrying a scroll on which tweets from around the world can be seen.

To use the project participants need only log into their twitter accounts and tweet with the phrase- #peacetolibya in the tweet. The participants tweet will be displayed on the the scroll carried by the dove above real world Libya.

As the dove flies it will attempt to locate Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi. If it is successful it will land and deliver the scroll to him. The dove will then attempt to follow him as he changes location.

please add your location when you tweet-

An augmented reality app is about to be released which will allow participants to view the dove above Libya in realtime. More in the next few days!

This project is a collaboration between

Mark Skwarek

Joseph Hocking

John Craig Freeman

thanks to Sander Veenhof

See the live Twitter feed



About markskwarek

homepage Mark Skwarek is an artist working to bridge the gap between virtual and physical world with augmented reality. His art explores the translation our everyday digital experience into the physical world using mobile augmented reality. Skwarek earned his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design's Digital Media Department. He is full time faculty at New York University's School of Engineering, the CEO of Semblance Augmented Reality and the director of NYU's Mobile Augmented Reality Lab. He teaches 3D Graphics and the Augmented Reality Grad Class. He organized the augmented reality artist group manifest.AR, the arOCCUPYWALLSTREET movement, and co-organized We AR in MoMA. Skwarek’s practice is also largely based in art activism with emerging technologies. He has a long record of international augmented reality work, ranging from “erasing” the DMZ battlements between North and South Korea (a piece he did on site), to the virtual elimination of the barricades between Palestine and Israel, at the Gaza Strip. He has created political work and symbols in a variety of locations across the United States, including pieces at Wall St., U.S. Mexico Border and the White House to name a few. His artwork has been written about by the New York Times, Art in America, Boing Boing, WIRED, the Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, NPR, BBC, the Discovery Channel, Leonardo, and Creative Capital. Skwarek has exhibited in various venues, including: the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; ISEA; Dumbo Arts Festival, UCLA Digital Grad Gallery; the CyberArts Festival; the Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing; and the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, FACT in Liverpool England, Siggraph 2013, The 2013 Augmented World Expo, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Kasa Galeri, and Contemporary Istanbul.
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