You don’t need to know super advanced coding and own an expensive headset to make art that engages with virtual space. In this class you’ll learn how to use your phone’s gyroscope, camera, and touch capabilities as a vehicle for interactive digital art.

Handheld Gallery will focus on developing 3D graphics, virtual reality, and augmented reality experiences for smartphones. Readings and discussion survey the artistic and technological innovations happening at this new frontier. Students will be introduced to the Unity3D game engine and create their own AR/VR mobile app.

Ziv (ZEEVE) Schneider is an Israeli multi-media artist based in NY.

She works at the intersection of documentary, video games and volumetric photography and combines various design practices to explore how new technologies enrich narratives with spatialization and interaction. Since creating The Museum of Stolen Art in 2014, she’s been working primarily in virtual reality and has created several museum experiences, including the first virtual reality experience released by the Economist, RecoVR:Mosul, a virtual tour of the reconstructed Mosul Museum in Iraq. She holds a masters from NYU’s ITP program (’15), where she spent a year as a research fellow.