On the Horizon for Interpretive Education: Augmented Reality


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This presentation was given as part of the On the Horizon for Interpretive Education panel held at the American Public Gardens Association conference held in June 2011 in Philadelphia.

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On the Horizon for Interpretive Education: Augmented Reality

  1. 1. On the Horizon for Interpretive Education:<br />Augmented Reality<br />June 21, 2011<br />Deborah Boyer<br />dboyer@azavea.com<br />@debsting<br />
  2. 2. Copyright Notice<br />This presentation is copyright of Azaveaand may not be reused without permission. Please contact dboyer@azavea.com with usage requests or any other questions.<br />The images contained in this presentation are credited with the websites where they were originally found. All copyright remains with the originator of the image. <br />Images with no credit line were taken by Azavea staff and Azavea maintains copyright. <br />
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  4. 4. Map Search Page<br />
  5. 5. 12th and Market Streets, 1914<br />Philadelphia City Archives via PhillyHistory.org<br />
  6. 6. Rat Receiving Station, 1914<br />Philadelphia City Archives via PhillyHistory.org<br />
  7. 7. Mobile Web App<br />
  8. 8. PhillyHistory.org, a project of the Philadelphia Department of Records<br />5 organizations<br /><ul><li>Philadelphia City Archives
  9. 9. Philadelphia Water Department
  10. 10. Office of the City Representative
  11. 11. Library Company of Philadelphia
  12. 12. Free Library of Philadelphia</li></ul>Over 95,000 historic photographs and maps<br />Over 7,300 registered users<br />13,000 unique visitors per month<br />Runs on Sajara platform<br />Camp Independence, Civil War Recruiting Camp<br />The Library Company of Philadelphia via PhillyHistory.org<br />
  13. 13. Why Augmented Reality?<br />
  14. 14. Augmented what?<br />Augmented Reality – overlaying of digital data or computer generated imagery on a live view of the physical world<br />Image courtesy of Mr3641 from Wikimedia Commons. <br />Image courtesy of Mr3641 from Wikimedia Commons.<br />
  15. 15. Computer Vision AR<br />Computer identifies a marker placed in front of its camera<br />Projects a 3D object based on the orientation of the marker<br />Often used on desktop computers but mobile available too<br />
  16. 16. Computer Vision AR<br />Image from ARToolworks, Inc - http://www.artoolworks.com/products/mobile/artoolkit-for-ios/<br />
  17. 17. Sensor AR<br />Utilizes a smart phone’s camera, internal GPS, compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope capabilities to find the phone’s position<br />Provides data related to points near that location<br />Often uses AR browsers such as Wikitude, Layar, or Junaio<br />Image from Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. <br />http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/dmsblog/index.php/2010/04/16/new-version-of-powerhouse-museum-in-layar-augmented-reality-browsing-of-museum-photos-around-sydney/<br />
  18. 18. Augmented Reality for Interpretive Education<br />
  19. 19. Photo from jasonepowell Flickr stream and included in Looking Into the Past Flickr pool.<br />Original photo from the Library of Congress.<br />
  20. 20. Museum of London: <br />Streetmuseum<br />May 2010<br />Emmeline Pankhurst arrested by Buckingham Palace, <br />May 21, 1914.<br />Photo from Museum of London<br />
  21. 21. The Andy Warhol Museum Layar<br />Images taken from the Warhol Museum at http://www.warhol.org/connect/mobile/<br />What Is<br />
  22. 22. The Berlin Wall 3D for Layar<br />Images from the app via Layar blog at http://site.layar.com/company/blog/the-berlin-wall-is-back/ <br />What Was<br />
  23. 23. What Could Be<br />Urban Augmented Reality from the Netherlands Architecture Institute<br />Images from UAR app in iTunes at http://ax.itunes.apple.com/nl/app/uar/id371459375?mt=8<br />
  24. 24. AR and PhillyHistory.org<br /><ul><li>NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant</li></ul>Investigate AR tech as a tool in cultural institutions<br />Connect the past to the present<br />Engage users in the study of history, architecture, and photography using mobile technology<br />Build on the rich geographic resources of PhillyHistory.org<br />Students and pretzel vendor at West Philadelphia High School, 1934.<br />Philadelphia City Archives via PhillyHistory.org<br />
  25. 25. Initial Ideas<br />Created by Carissa Brittain<br />Background Image from Google<br />
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  28. 28. 12th and Market, 1914 and 2011<br />
  29. 29. Three Types of Images<br />
  30. 30. Deborah Boyer<br />@debsting<br />Photos: Josh Marcus<br />
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  32. 32. AR in Public Gardens<br />
  33. 33. Versailles Gardens<br />Images taken from Versailles Garden Android Market page at <br />https://market.android.com/details?id=com.orange.versaillesgardens.en.us.promo<br />
  34. 34. Ideas<br />Show future land development or garden development<br />Create AR markers for visitors to print and use at home<br />Create an AR layer with more information on certain plants or other garden features<br />Create self-guided AR tours or integrate into curriculum <br />Work with local artists to create an AR garden art installation<br />
  35. 35. Image from http://www.sndrv.nl/moma/<br />
  36. 36. Limitations<br />Rapidly changing software and hardware<br />Must develop for different smart phones <br />Inherently limited to smartphone users<br />Requires strong internet collection<br />GPS accuracy can be poor <br />
  37. 37. Benefits<br />Introduce our organizations and collectionsto new audiences<br />Take advantage of growing smartphone use<br />Create educational and collaborative opportunities<br />Make connections<br />Generate excitement<br />
  38. 38. Having fun!<br />Photo: Rachel Cheetham-Richard<br />
  39. 39. Augmented Reality<br />
  40. 40. Details<br />White paper available at http://www.azavea.com/augmented-reality<br />Developers blogging about building the app at http://www.azavea.com/blogs/labs/<br />App available in Android Market and Apple App Store. <br />
  41. 41. On the Horizon for Interpretive Education:<br />Augmented Reality<br />Deborah Boyer<br />dboyer@azavea.com<br />@debsting<br />Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation or project do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. <br />