counterforce lab: news & events > eyes in the sky, birds in the heart and mind salon # 4

2023 counterforce lab salon series
eyes in the sky / birds in the heart + mind

salon # 4
dr. francesca albrezzi (ucla digital humanities) will enter into conversation with dr. yogan müller (ucla dma) discussing how photogrammetry and augmented reality can be leveraged to create virtual spaces of engagement and interspecies friendships with birds while also creating space for community storytelling.
apr 10 12:00 – 1:00pm 
eda broad art center at ucla
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Dr. Albrezzi’s background includes extensive work in museums, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Museum, exploring greater contextual understanding of art and culture through the use of digital visualization. She will examine how digital methodologies can open up immersive experiences for sensory modalities of engagement between the human and the more-than-human.

This interface will offer a virtual space where viewers can experience the awe of avian life, fostering interspecies friendship without encroaching on their sensitive space. Simultaneously, they will discuss the use of AR to facilitate community storytelling and place-making as a part of a virtual countermap wherever iterations of the Biophilia Treehouse are welcomed.