iSPARX preview

the countdown has begun...

The Immersive Space Programme will launch iSPARX with the opening of an exhibition at Toi Poneke Gallery involving an Augmented Reality Application with integrated authentic artefacts from the Te Papa collection.  The launch exhibition curated by Suzanne Tamaki & officially opened by Wellington City Mayor Justin Lester is a practical example of the implementation of iSPARX - an 3D / AR / VR / 360° asset platform designed for the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives & museums).

pūkana whakarunga!
gaze wildly to the realm above!
pūkana whakararo! 
gaze wildly to the realm below!

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Augmented Reality templates for the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives & museums)...

iSPARX - The Immersive Space Programme augmented reality experience templates are changing the way we interact with the world. Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences.

The Immersive Space Programme's platform iSPARX - designed for the GLAM sector includes a powerful drag-and-drop web studio that enables anyone to easily create, manage, and track augmented reality experiences.

Te Papa / Toi Poneke installation

Working with Artist & Curator Suzanne Tamaki & exclusive access to the Te Papa Artefacts & Collections.

This unique installation of integrated Augmented Reality & immersive media utilises genuine artefacts & archives with state of the art new technology involving Augmented & Merged Reality that will surprise, excite & enlighten... where art & education are cohesively confused in an immersive statement.

Producer Joff Rae says "Tamaki presents these works as a functional element of her curatorial process establishing a purposeful & relative response to the works of the selected artists showing in the group exhibition... the interactive AR & MR are unique artistic presentations & works - it's clever & insightful that she uses genuine artefacts from the Te Papa Collections"

Authenticity comes into question through the physical and virtual exhibition experience, as the selected museum taonga are all replicas of original artefacts - even in real-life they are in a sense unreal. Tamaki’s inclusion of the replicas in the exhibition suggests they are no less valuable as taonga. 

Suzanne Tamaki presents selected Augmented & Merged Reality works.

exhibition flyer featuring Rueben Paterson's Afternoon Delight (2017)