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Wednesday, May 4 • 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Wayfinding Lab

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The Wayfinding Project is initiated by John Kuo Wei Tchen and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and launches with an exhibition by artist Beatrice Glow with AR/VR features creating a space to promote curiosity, research, and decolonize New York's history.  From March-December 2016, the exhibition doubles as a lab hosting collaborative research to explore the many facets of Indigenous life along the Lenape Trail (present-day Broadway) before and after Henry Hudson's "discovery" in 1609. The lab usestechnologies—time-tested and cutting edge—to reconstruct one block of Broadway with geo-data in augmented/virtual reality to simultaneously overlay the pasts and futures of Mannahatta/Manhattan. The installation will evolve over the course of its nine-month run, incorporating work by Lenape and Pacific scholars, experts, and culture bearers and Algonquian language scholars, digital cartographers, and communities, who will piece together the surviving historical fragments of land dispossession, dislocation, and diasporas. Their combined findings will inform the creation of additional augmented/virtual reality experiences that will contribute to the envisioning and shaping of an Indigenous futurism.

Please see www.apa.nyu.edu to plan your visit.

Artist Beatrice Glow will be at the gallery to share Augmented and Virtual Reality Demonstration Sessions Monday, May 2nd & Friday, May 6th 2-5PM.

 

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Beatrice Glow

Beatrice@floatinglibrary.org
BEATRICE GLOW is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. Her practice comprises sculptural installations, trilingual publishing, participatory and lecture performances, and augmented/virtual reality immersive experiences. Her research mines the relationship between Asia and the Americas, investigating transpacific economic and cultural circulations, as well as questioning the representation of indigenous realities in colonial... Read More →

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A/P/A Institute at NYU

Established in 1996, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU provides a space in which research and public programs, with a focus on community and intercultural studies, are made accessible to faculty, students, and the New York community within a broad, rigorous international and comparative framework. It produces programming, publications, exhibitions, new research, and a long-running artist-in-residence program, attracting leading... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
A/P/A Institute at NYU 8 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

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