For the Weekend: May Day May Day

We also have a new certified developer. I have the most unsurprising sense of deja vu right now. 

First things first, I am happy to welcome Buena la Vista Interactive to the Valhalla that is the junaio Certified Developers. Based in Germany, BLVI is no stranger to either Augmented Reality or metaio‘s technology, and we’re thrilled they’ve joined us on the junaio side as well. Check out this clip from one of their projects:



So what’s this crazy photo up above about? Mark Skwarek, AR activist and developer behind the OCCUPY AR and King’s Boat installations is organizing yet another worldwide augmented reality protest- the arOCCUPY MAY DAY. He’s already got a bunch of people involved (check out a map image here) including a talented group of artists and developers, including Brooklyn’s Devotion Gallery. If you’re in the New York City area on May 1st, be sure to walk down to Bryant Park and check it out. Here’s the Press release, and enjoy your weekend!



arOCCUPY May Day by Devotion Gallery 

Opens May 1st at 11:30 am, Bryant Park. The show will move locations to Union Square at 2:00 pm. It will move to Wall St. at 5:30pm. The augments will remain at these locations permanently.


Global Call — Augmented Reality Occupation of May Day 2012!!

OCCUPY this upcoming MAY DAY with Augmented Reality! [and plz be active in the real world May Day as well].


arOCCUPY May Day is a non-violent action meant to send a message to the 1%.  The global community will be heard in the heart land of the 1% and maybe in your hometown!


Artists and activists from around the world are called to join the arOCCUPATION of May 1st 2012.

Brooklyn based Devotion Gallery will show the AR intervention live, on site in the NYC’s Financial District.

Devotion Gallery website:


Submit ideas for the show in 500 words or less.

Include a 640 x 480 pixel image [or higher].

Send submissions to

If you are new to AR and have a great idea I might be able to help.


Don’t let your country go un-augmented!

arOCCUPY May Day’s main location started in NYC’s Financial District and has been spreading across the globe. Sydney, Australia; Brasília, Brazil; Hammam Sousse, Tunisia, Africa; Graham, North Carolina, U.S.; have recently signed on as other arOCCUPY locations.

If you would like to have an arOCCUPY May Day in your community we would love to help.  Tell us where you are and we will bring the occupation to you!

For more info on arOCCUPY May Day contact organizer Mark Skwarek @


Participating Artists [current]


Mark Skwarek
John Craig Freeman
Paul McLean
The 4 Gentlemen  
Dan Loudfoot-Montford
Patrick Lichty  
Tamiko Thiel
Todd Margolis
Geoffrey Alan Rhodes 
Warren Armstrong
Alan Sondheim
Will Pappenheimer
Wafa Borgès


Past Press form fall 2011


Please get involved locally-

Technology [augmented reality] cannot replace people! The movement needs people on the ground. arOCCUPY May Day needs you to take part in the real world! more info here-

Mark Skwarek


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Editor-in-Chief of the Augmented Blog; New Media / Coffee advocate. Find me at @traklord
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