The Plug-In Studio logocollaborations in art and technology

A explores inputs and outputs with littleBits.
Students created a collaborative piece using the IR capability of the PicoCrickets.
Exploring electrical circuits with Squishy Circuits.
A student refines his character design for a video game.
A Squishy Circuit fish.
A student demonstrates her Dancing Doll kinetic sculpture.
Exploring Squishy Circuits at an ArtMakerSpace event.
A participant in an ArtMakerSpace event.
A student adds color to orignal artwork for his video game.
Two students demonstrate their interactive sound sculpture.
Background artwork for a video game.
A young participant explores the rgb LED.
An artist-teacher assists a young participant at an ArtMakerSpace event.
An artist-teacher discusses game design with a student.
A young participant adjusts a littleBit.
Exploring electronics through Squishy Circuits.
A student demonstrates an interactive kinetic sculpture incorporating found objects.
A student builds an interactive kinetic sculpture.
Exploring Squishy Circuits.
An artist-teacher consults with a student on his video game.
A student programs a PicoCricket.
Two students discuss the code for their video games.
Exploring littleBits.
An interactive kinetic sculpture.
Artwork for a video game.

REVELATIONS Augmented Graffiti

REVELATIONS combines the marketing technique of augmented reality with traditional graffiti practices. A collaboration between the Plug-In Studio and the Graffiti Institute, REVELATIONS brought together artists Kerry Richardson and Miguel "Kane One" Aguilar with teen artists from Juarez HS. The teens created digital drawings and animations for site-specific, virtual installations on buildings and billboards around their neighborhood. Artworks can be viewed through a phone, both in the gallery and on the street, using the free Aurasma app (available from iTunes or Google Play). The teens also installed traditional graffiti works in the gallery.

REVELATIONS May 13-20 at Chicago Art Dept.

1932 S Halsted


This project is a partnership between the Plug-In Studio and The Graffiti Institute.

REVELATIONS was made possible by Chicago Art Department's Learning is a Lifestyle program. Additional support from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Art History and Mana Contemporary.