Chicago00: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, 2017
This 360° virtual reality YouTube video offers a first look at our new upcoming app: the second installment of the The Chicago 00 project, telling the story of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Images of the site of the massacre can also be viewed as high-resolution, 360° panoramas in Google Street View . These immersive, interactive experiences work with or without a virtual reality viewer, and put the user in the shoes of the photographers who captured this infamous moment in Chicago history.
“Occupying Virtual Space: AR(t)” With the proliferation of smartphones and free public apps such as Junaio and Layar, channels of virtual space paralleling real locations have become a new architectural space in which to create, exhibit, and distribute art. Though uncurated and uncontrolled, this virtual landscape draws on the aura of the real spaces in which it is anchored, playing at protest, playing at deconstruction, without ever completely manifesting.
Geoffrey Alan Rhodes is a media artist, film- maker, and writer. His works seek out new connections between the real and the virtual, the cinematic and the actual, fine art and popular experience. www.GARhodes.com.