Wintermoot


Nathan Shafer is a new media artist from Alaska specializing in augmented reality and digital humanities.

Artist Bio

Wintermoot incorporates social practice, augmented reality, graphic novels, and digital humanities to form a series of interconnected epic tales of supernatural people from all over Alaska, spanning several generations. As both a mobile app and augmented graphic novel set in an alternate history Alaska, the work tells the stories of characters created in collaboration with other Alaskans, bringing together over 30 languages and cultures.


Award Year
2020
Status

In Progress

Photo of Nathan taken at a particularly happy moment by his wife Joelle

Nathan Shafer

Anchorage, AK

Nathan Shafer is a new media artist from Alaska specializing in augmented reality and digital humanities. He is one of the founding members of both the Meme-Rider Media Team, an art collective founded in 2000 designing early form internet memes, and Manifest.AR, the first International art collective making augmented reality works. He was profiled by PBS Digital Studios as part of an online collaboration called The Future in 2014. Shafer’s geobased AR works have been displayed on every continent. His work has been shown at Noxious Sector Projects, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Rhizome, ISEA, the Pratt Museum, Virtuale Switzerland, Out North Contemporary Art House and the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. He also contributed chapters to the first anthology of AR-based art making, Augmented Reality Art, published by Springer in 2014; Augmented Reality Games II, published in 2019; and Augmented Reality in Education, forthcoming in 2020.