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Galactic Garden

FAB – Verein zur Förderung von Arbeit und Beschäftigung Linz (AT)

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Linz, In Kepler's Gardens

The Galactic Garden is an augmented reality walk developed by the young people of Virtual Office. Virtual Office offers computer training for young people with physical disabilities.

The concept for the project was developed in a workshop that involved an intensive exploration of various cinematic narratives about the unknown and the uncertain, extraterrestrial beings, oversized monsters, and artificial intelligence. The result is an installation that deals with the current situation and shows a leap in time that simultaneously takes a look into the past and the future.

The project was realized with Spark AR Studio, a programming toolkit offered by Facebook.

The young people of the Virtual Office accompany the visitors of the festival through the Galactic Garden, which is visually brought to life by means of an iPad.

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Virtual Office offers 24 training places for a 3-year EDP training for young people from all over Upper Austria. In particular, they address young people with physical impairments for whom manual work is difficult or impossible. Depending on their personal possibilities, they qualify the young people for employment in the labor market or in the sheltered sector.

Credits

Bettina Gangl (www.bettinagangl.com)
Reinhard Zach Mag.art Mediengestaltung
Jugendliche des Virtual Office im FAB, Verein zur Förderung von Arbeit und Beschäftigung Linz (www.fab.at)
Birgit Pölz und Helmut Doblhofer
Hannah Shong, MKH Wels
Technischer Support: Hongwei Tang