Talking Statues

Publication/Creation Date
David Peter Fox (creator)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
Talking Statues is an AR app through which city monuments can talk and share their stories. Available in multiple cities around the globe, users of Taking Statues can receive a phone call from the historical figure commemorated on-site, and listen to the personal stories of well and less known historical figures. 

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: 

Talking Statues – How a Low-Cost Technology Is Helping to Give Statues a Voice. Museums+Heritage Advisor, August 14 2014.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Talking Statues

Related Items
David Peter Fox
Date archived
June 3 2020
Last edited
December 8 2020
How to cite this entry
David Peter Fox. (2013). "Talking Statues". Fabric of Digital Life.