Sign Project and Augmented Reality Installation
The Farm Project 2011
Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm
853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison NY 10524
A Sign Project about the Impact of Fracking on Landscape and Health
A series of 3 signs and augmented reality models about the pending natural gas drilling in the nearby New York State Watershed. The signs show 3 models of what Fracking Drills look like and they will mark the location where viewers with smartphones can view an artwork with their phones. Many environmental and human health concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing include the contamination of ground water, risks to air quality, the migration of gases and hydraulic fracturing chemicals to the surface, and the potential mishandling of waste. The potential costs associated with possible environmental clean-up processes, loss of land value and human and animal health concerns are undetermined. For the first time, in a study published in 2010, the EPA has discovered contaminants in drinking water including: arsenic, copper, vanadium, and adamanatanes. The Virtual Sculptures can be viewed in-the-round on iPhone 3GS (and higher) and Android phones using the Fractoids layer in the free application Layar.