What is Augmented Reality?

What is Augmented Reality?

Tyler has been a staple of the animation and AR community in Calgary for some time, creating interactive installations for EMMEDIA during our Spectral Illuminations program. Now he is back and ready to show you how to create your own augmented reality filters and overlays. If you have ever been interested in AR, Tyler's live stream is a great place to start learning about the medium.

Stream Schedule

  1. A quick summary of what AR is and how it differs from VR and XR.
  2. Explore some options for a beginner to start experimenting with the technology using free or cheap tools - no coding required.
  3. Make a 3D, animated face filter for a platform like Snapchat

By the end of the workshop you should have a fun, animated, 3D face mask filter to use and share with your pals!

About the Presenter

Tyler Klein Longmire is an animator and theatre-maker based in Calgary, AB. He has worked as the Production Director at the Quickdraw Animation Society, an artist-run centre for independent animators, and is a founding member of the experimental performance collective Humble Wonder Theatre. His practice attempts to explore the spaces where animated film, performance, technology, and his communities can intersect. Animation and theatre serve as the twin poles of his work, with some wild fluctuations in between them depending on what’s keeping him up at night. His projects have spanned the gamut of both traditional and experimental theatre, to animated film, installations, projection design, live video, virtual reality, comics and illustration.


February 4th, 2021
5PM - 7PM


Tyler Longmire