PhillyHistory.org


Publication/Creation Date
2011
Creators/Contributors
City Of Philadelphia Archives (creator)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
Information
Discursive Type
Inventions
Description
PhillyHistory is an initiative by the city archives of Philadelphia, aiming to re-contextualize the historical documents in their possession. Users can connect archival documents with actual city location navigating the streets and using an AR app, or by navigating a virtual map online. 

This app demonstrates the AR category of Historical Annotation. In this category, mainstream narratives and histories reflecting actual events of the past are activated and validated through superimposing digitized archival materials onto physical space. 

Read more:
Boyer, Deborah. "From Internet to Iphone: Providing Mobile Geographic Access to Philadelphia's Historic Photographs and Other Special Collections." The Reference Librarian 52, no. 1 (2010): 47-56.

"Phillyhistory."  https://www.phillyhistory.org
HCI Platform
Carryables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Hand
Marketing Keywords
PhillyHistory
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVfbHzAmGEw

Related Objects
www.phillyhistory.org
Date archived
May 22 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
City of Philadelphia Archives. (2011). "PhillyHistory.org". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4565