Storytelling With Mobile Augmented Reality On Omaha Beach

What: Omaha Beach reconstructs the early part of D-Day on Easy Red and Fox Green beaches (positioned just north and east of today’s Normandy American Cementary and Memorial).

Where: University of Oslo, Norway


Producers: SitsimLab–project, Professor Gunnar Liestøl at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo

Invasive Species AR Experience

What: Felice Grodin: Invasive Species, the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s first-ever AR exhibit, which explores the interconnectedness of physical landscapes and the mind

Where: Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA


Producers: Cuseum

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AR Experience from Gardner Museum

Where: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachussets, USA

What: “Hacking the Heist” AR experience, allowing visitors to see paintings that were stolen. “When a camera on a smartphone or tablet that’s loaded with the company’s app is aimed at the spaces where the paintings were, the images appear on the screen, as if they were actually on the wall.”

Produced by: Cuseum

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Be Here: Main Street

Project: Be Here: Main Street

Name: Heather Shelton @museumsago (Twitter)

Organization: MuseWeb Foundation

Be Here: Main Street is a multifacted crowdsourcing project that essentially involves gathering and publishing stories about small towns, local people, local life and experiences.

A view of the speak screen in the Be Here: Stories app is on a blue background and ask users what they want to say.
A view of one of the speak screens in the app. People can leave a story about almost anything that relates to a location.

The goal of the project, which is being run in connection with the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, is to change the overall narrative about small-town America by letting people learn about what life is like there.

We’re just a small group, so to make the project work, we’ve trained people in towns (mainly in Minnesota at this stage) to collect stories in their communities.

They can use a free and easy app called Be Here Stories to do so. Once recorded the stories are mapped and people can hear them on location.

Challenges: Getting people to submit stories, working with free tools and platforms, working remotely with communities, dealing with privacy issues, audience apprehensions about using technology.

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