Imaginary Friends

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? If you did, do you still have a relationship with him or her? If not, why not? And if you never had an imaginary friend growing up, do you feel like you missed out on something special? Maybe even something important? Imaginary Friends is an augmented reality (AR) public art project that asks participants to share stories of their imaginary friends in visual and written forms. Contributions to the project are exhibited in geo-located public spaces and are accessible by using a free smartphone app. The project is ongoing, with new contributions always welcome. Currently there are 2 live public installations of the project, one in Victoria, BC, Canada and one in Bothell, WA, USA.


Imaginary Friends: Victoria
Imaginary Friends. Open Space, Victoria, Canada, March 2016.

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Imaginary Friends: Bothell
Imaginary Friends. University of Washington Bothell, WA. Public augmented reality (AR) installation with contributions by students and other members of the campus community.

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