The Performing Augmented Reality project asks the question, what is performing arts in the age of mixed reality when we can place a performer anywhere, at at time and in any context?
This effort was a subset of the Mobile Experiences for Tourism Project and produced by the Blended Interaction Studio. After creating heritage stories at Genesee Country Village Museum (GCVM), a nineteenth-century living history museum. Note – A heritage story is a cinematic method to deliver digital content through digital agents on mobile devices. We created and directed video shoots for augmented reality production. See video.
The goal of these video shoots was to record a period actor or character. Each character was assigned to a specific geo-location and played when the tourist arrived at the blacksmiths or school house. These videos were shot for augmented reality to create travel continuity from location to location at a historical site. Each period actor below represents a digital character augmented through mobile devices.