Paseo Prototyping Festival: Securing the Virtual Border

Paseo Prototyping Festival: Securing the Virtual Border

Securing the Virtual Border, by artist John Craig Freeman, acts as an access point for the public to immerse themselves in augmented reality experiences documenting gentrification, the housing shortage, and working class flight in the Bay Area. The sculptural portal will tackle the controversial conversion of traditionally family oriented and historic housing stock to full-time short term, peer-to-peer rental properties and ever rising housing costs.

Securing the Virtual Border is a continuation of John Craig Freeman’s Portal to An Alternate Reality,  originally produced as a project of ZERO1’s American Arts Incubator, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, April 2016.


INSTRUCTIONS: To view the augmented reality work on location in the Paseo de San Antonio Plaza in front of the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San José, CA, with any late model iPhone, iPad, or Android device, install the free Layar Augmented Reality Browser and scan this code:

Portal QR Code

Co-presented by Paseo Prototyping Festival and part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ