(Above) Anthony Cappetto posing with the just finished 'Cityscape' 3D chalk art at IIT Bombay's Techfest 2012 in Mumbai, India. Look how bright the colors are when completed! You can also see binary code raining from the sky over the cityscape.
During the Holiday Season (New Year's), Shawn McCann and I (Anthony Cappetto) were invited to share our art with the 80,000 attendees of IIT Bombays Techfest 2012 in Mumbai, India. We were both excited about the event and here is what we did:
Here is Shawn (above), posing proudly with the main wall (detail) he designed for Techfest, highlighting the IIT Bombay robot mascot in a 3D space. Check out the world in binary code and a futuristic vehicle bursting through the 'Techfest'!
Anthony Cappetto (left of center) leading a group of IIT Bombay students in a 'chase' of the IIT Bombay Mascot over his newest 3D chalk art/animated AR piece 'Cityscape'.
As blending 3D Chalk/AR art is a new way of combining traditional art and emerging technology is stll quite new, students at IIT Bombay were very excited to see this new art form. Several hundred students posed and interacted in pictures with the mascot as well as animated birds which was great to do through Techfest 2012 over the three day event.
Meanwhile on the other side of the area, Shawn stops for a picture with the second wall mural !
It was great for us to do this unique project allowing us to bring our art works to the students at Techfest 2012 and hope to do so again in the future. We took a moment to pose in front of this terrific mural that Shawn (at right) created here in Mumbai.