Using Locative Media to Enrich Spaces with Historical Artifacts

  • Aidan Power


This piece is a prototype of an mobile Augmented Reality application that uses locative media to focus on the social interactions people have in space between each other and  technology. It allows users to interact with digital objects in the built environment on the University of Waterloo campus through their mobile devices and envision the past of the spaces they enter, such as the contruction of well known buildings on campus or past student activities at their residences. It brings together the disciplines of history, fine arts, interface design and locative media studies.