Call for proposals – $6,000 commission, Augment it Yourself (AiY) – deadline 1 July 2014

Deadline: July 1, 2014 :: Commission Amount: $6,000 :: Commission Date: July 2015

“Perception, in whatever sensory modality, is the result of the brain’s cartographic skill.” Antonio Dimasio

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) invites you to propose a hybrid net art project for “ – Augment it Yourself (AiY).” Projects must use both the World Wide Web and a physical site.

…. The behavior of all particles is contingent on the presence of a conscious observer.
…. Our internal and external perceptions are inextricably connected.
…. Reality is the perpetual enfolding/unfolding of autopoiesis (self-making), in relationship to others and our environment.

Augmented Reality (AR) is a real-time experience of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input — such as video, graphics or sound — and mapped to GPS coordinates. Thus, after downloading an AR ‘app’ to a smartphone and going to the specified location, users are able to experience intertwined realities.

While AR refers to the technologies that make these experiences possible, we are interested in how we have always augmented our realities — with our brains and other reality-mediating technologies — modifying and/or enhancing reality by layering memories on real-time perceptions, for instance. How will your project contribute to perception, memory, and the creation of the autobiographical self?


Proposal (max 500 words), Biography (max 300 words), and URLS of past work.

Email them to with the Subject: – AiY Proposal.

*Do it Yourself (DiY) empowers individuals to make things without the aid of “experts” or professionals; it is an alternative to consumer culture’s emphasis on relying on others to satisfy ones needs.