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Last Project:

La Lotería Aumentada, a Borderline Project, by Patricia Espinosa and John Craig Freeman 

La Lotería Aumentada is an augmented reality public art project with locations in Brooklyn and Victoria British Columbia. Built for smart phone mobile devices, this project allows the audience to be immersed in a virtual vortex of alternative La Loteria cards floating and spinning in space.

The public can simply download and launch the project and aim their device’s cameras at the surrounding area. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose the cards at precise GPS coordinates, enabling public to see them integrated into the physical location as if they existed in the real world.

This project has been included in the  Art of a Placebo Exhibition at Digital Art Weeks, which will take place in Victoria British Columbia, CA, Wednesday 26 October to 2 November 2011.


  • Download any free code reader app to your iPhone or Android now.
  • Stand at the corner of Union Street at Nevins Street in Brooklyn, NY or Fort Street between Wharf and Langley Street in Victoria, BC.
  • Press the scan button and aim at this code or enter http://m.layar.com/open/laloteriaaumentada in your phone’s web browser.
  • If you don’t have the free Layar Augmented Reality Browser installed, you will be prompted to do so.
  • Once Layar is installed, reading the code will launch the La Lotería Aumentada project in Layar.
  • Aim the device’s camera towards the small dots in the mini-map in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.