The Sky is Falling
6"x 3"x 4" PLA Bronze Cast. GPS Based Augmented Reality
The sky is falling was inspired by the classic tale of chicken little. I created an augmented reality application that was correlated with the GPS coordinates of the bronze statue, that would drop a sea of bombs on the observer through the camera of their smart phone. I started this piece while our president was bombing Syria. I chose to replicate the "fat man" bomb, because I wanted to reference the second devastating bomb that was dropped on Japan as a resemblance to the destructive power of war.
Technology has brought us a long way from the bronze age. Twitter has become a universal tool for political communication. The most powerful man in our country uses twitter as one of his key platform to communicate with his people. In a lot of ways, this technology and these companies have brought us closer together and at the same time divided us.