Graduating DANMite, Digital Artist, augmented reality app developer and story-teller, Jacob Garbe came onto Artist on Art, April 22, 2013 to talk about his work, XMPLAR, a mobile app and data visualizations for Integrated Security Automation.

Jacob’s thesis work has two main components. First is XMPLAR, a mobile app that you can download for your smartphone that allows people to sign up as “field agents” who are directed by artificial intelligences to take pictures of things around them. The second aspect is the data visualizations, which take the data from the AIs on the company mainframe and map it.

The data visualizations generated by XMPLAR players will be on display at the 2013 Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition, ground(cntrl) at the Digital Arts Research Center, UCSC, April 27-28 + May 2-5, 2013.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”″ title=”Jacob Garbe” graphical=”true”]


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