Nathan Shafer

Leg Godt Inuksuk #2

This is an open source project we have been working on with Out North Contemporary Art House and the Anchorage School District in a program called the Augmented Inuksuk Project. It is teaching kids about traditional Inuit artistic practices through new media (this is the AR piece we have started). We are making open source building blocks and stones and kids are learning to model by making structures from a shared 3D library.

About The Artist

Nathan Shafer is a global artist, writer and educator from Anchorage, Alaska. In 2008 he recieved his MFA in digital media from Rutgers University in New Jersey. For the past ten years he has been working with new media, constructing a wide range of socially interactive and technology-based projects, from low-temperature superconductors and cryonic suspension devices to his recent work integrating augmented reality platforms with phenomena. In 2000 he helped form the Meme-Rider Media Team, and in 2010 he initiated the Sub-Arctic Reenactment League of Living Yore (SRSLY) in Anchorage, AK.

Artist’s Website : Robokonon & the Cosmic Co-Ed

Other (Un)seen Sculptures By This Artist

Non-Local: The Cachemasters of Pixel Fjords
Australises IX and Archie (aka Architeuthis)