Fracktoids: A Sign Project about the Impact of Fracking on Landscape and Health


Fracktoids is an Installation of 3 signs and an augmented reality model that addresses the pending start of

natural gas drilling in the nearby New York State Watershed. The signs mark the location where viewers with smartphones can view an artwork with their phones. There are many environmental and human health concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing

include the contamination of ground water, risks to air quality, the migration of gases, hydraulic fracturing chemicals rising to the surface, and the potential mishandling of waste. The potential costs associated with possible environmental clean-up processes, loss of land value and human and animal health concerns are undetermined. Our Virtual Sculpture (an augmented reality model)  can be viewed in-the-round on iPhone 3GS (and higher)

and Android phones using the Fractoids layer in the free application Layar.


A Sign and Augmented Reality Installation At Saunders Farm 2011