I. Augmented Reality – Wire Frames & Tech Stack
The platform will be built as a mobile HTML5 WebAR application, utilizing a combination of WebGL and WebRTC technology to provide an experience to users while maintaining a low level of required maintenance and high level of cross platform availability as compared to a native mobile application. This live view interface allows the user to easily frame and capture the image of the mural they want to know more about, and that image is matched against a known set of murals via a custom trained cloud based image recognition AI. Resulting matches direct the user to content created to inform the mural photographed, while a failure to match returns an error and invites the user to try again. Running in the native browser on each mobile platform (Chrome on Android, Safari on iOS devices), the app will perform as indicated below. On alternative browsers, the app will detect the unexpected browser and suggest switching to the native browser to use the interface.
Download Off the Wall Tech Stack Walk Through
- user scans the mural
- interactive AR engagement; videos, animations, sounds, etc
- user clicks “about the mural” > can favorite > send to a friend
- user clicks “about the artist”
- user clicks external sites provided by the artist and/or platform
- user clicks > maps of other murals > guide to getting to another site
II. CALL THE WALL and Walking Tours, Work Samples -Audio files accessible by phone and QR codes.
Bending Over Backwards, 2006-present (selected)
Bending Over Backwards explores the high wire act that thriving in today’s world can be, providing visual and audio metaphors for tenacious, exhilarating and daring flights made in the attempt to realize one’s dreams. The trapeze artists’ success is possible only with great discipline communication, strength, teamwork, vision, and humor; echoing some of the skills necessary for a viable life in late-stage capitalism of the twenty-first century. Several installations of BOB have not survived the onslaught of gentrification. However, after a set of figures has been ‘disappeared’ another set of figures soon emerges. The elements of time, history, memory and tenacity are embodied in these appearances and disappearances.
Bending Over Backwards- 16th Street
Audio program (415)325-4774
Features a poem by the late Marilyn Buck and music by John Santos.
16th Street between Mission and Valencia, 2010. 25ftx35ft.
Bending Over Backwards- Performing Community Exhibit, SomArts, 2013
Bending Over Backwards is pictured in two neighborhoods of San Francisco, the Mission and SOMA, in an electrifying peak moment of their craft, embodying a mixture of whimsy, pathos and a sense of extraordinary possibility in their gravity-defying feat. The 2-dimensional murals of trapeze artists that each have an audio component and that are linked by audio/visual walking tours between the sites that reveal social, historical, political and environmental histories. Curated by Laura Poppiti and Kara Q. Smith, With Shaping San Francisco.
La Lucha Continua/The Struggle Continues
Call the Wall: Dial (415)200-4587 followed by the extension number. Down load printable mural key here
Susan Greene, Art Forces and Freedom Archives, Conceived and Directed by Susan Greene
3260 23rd St – between Mission and Capp Streets in San Francisco.
About: The mural | Susan Greene, the artist
The portraits: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Aristide, Judi Bari, Soha Bechara, Maurice Bishop, Madame Binh,
Marilyn Buck, Sitting Bull, Cesar Chavez, Rachel Corrie, Bernadette Devlin, Franz Fanon, Ghandi,
Emma Goldman, Che Guevara, Handala, Joe Hill, Dolores Huerta, Frida Kahlo, Leila Khaled,
Martin Luther King Jr., Lolita Lebron, Audre Lorde, Patrice Lumumba, Rosa Luxemburg,
Farabundo Martí, José Martí, Rigoberta Menchu, Leonard Peltier, Archbishop Oscar Romero,
Edward Said, Augusto César Sandino, Assata Shakur, Harriet Tubman, Pancho Villa,
Malcolm X, Sofia Yamaika, Emiliano Zapata
Olympia Rafah Solidarity Mural Project, www.olympiarafahmural.org
Call the Wall: 360-252-9779, Ext 101-220
A project of Art Forces and Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Initiated and directed by Susan Greene
Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Project
Phone number below.
26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland CA
Multi-Media program directed by Susan Greene
ext 11: Nidal El Khairy
ext. 13: VYAL
ext. 14: Emory Douglas
ext. 15: Chris Gazaleh
ext. 16: Erin Yoshi
ext. 17: Deadeyes
ext. 18: SPIE
ext. 19: Susan Greene
ext. 20: Dena Matar
QR codes linking to website and video and phone number to ‘call the wall’ are listed every 20 feet on the wall.
Sample QR Codes that are currently on the wall. Click to see the links to web-sites and files. IN DEVELOPMENT
Video: Revolution is Love–Valentines Day 2017, showing one of the many Off the Wall events at Uptown Body and Fender: Auto Shop by day–Event Space by Night.