Sander Veenhof (NL, 1973) loves to spend time in semi-digital worlds. Programmable environments in particularly. Although his curiosity relates to a far away future society in which we all live in a mixed reality universe, his art practice is hands-on and situated in the present. His present. Thanks to AR he is able to stage his own speculative real life versions of an imaginary universe, and live in it. By doing so he is able explore new (tech) domains from the inside out, with a focus on what it is like to become a semi-digital being enhanced with new super powers but limited by new boundaries too. Veenhof started creating cross-reality projects a decade ago in the avatar world Second Life, then moved on to AR and last year his playground was our Zoom reality. It turned us all into (programmable) digital appearances, so sitting still wasn't an option for Veenhof. Nor for the attendees of his invite-only interactive Zoom sessions in which he tested various multi-user synchronised AR effects.
Dutch Design Week | "Be Your Own Robot"
If we're becoming programmable entities, who's programming us?
(IM)Possible Bodies exhibition | "Patent Alert"
Zonder onze medeweten werken technologiebedrijven aan het veiligstellen van patenten voor geavanceerde smart glasses die de omgeving scannen en informatie aan de beelden toevoegen. Maar wie profiteert er van privatisering van de openbare ruimte?
NFF Utrecht | "Futurotheek"
Met welke mobiele apparaten lopen we de komende tien jaar over straat, en hoe gaan we ermee om? Of eigenlijk: hoe gaan die apparaten met ons om? Wat geven we uit handen en waarin houden we zelf de regie?